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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/
  • Jul 29

    In Memoriam: Cheryl Hanna

    In Memoriam: Cheryl Hanna
    Vermont Law School Professor Cheryl Hanna died on Sunday. She was 48. She is survived by a husband and two children. At this point, details of her passing have not yet been made available.
  • Jul 28

    The Constitutional Significance of the 1815 Toast

    The Constitutional Significance of the 1815 Toast
    One of the real pleasures of blogging is meeting like-minded people through cyberspace. Over the years I've meet a fair number of people who share my interests in cemetery and monument law and occasionally people who are related to some...
  • Jul 28

    Hiring Announcement: Montana

    Hiring Announcement: Montana
    From an email message that I received earlier today: The University of Montana School of Law, a school with a long-time emphasis on the integration of theory and practice, beautifully situated in the recreational center of Western Montana,…
Rank this Week: 54

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 29

    Rostain & Regan: The IRS Under Siege

    Rostain & Regan: The IRS Under Siege
    Tanina Rostain (Georgetown) & Milton C. Regan, Jr. (Georgetown), Confidence Games: Lawyers, Accountants, and the Tax Shelter Crisis (MIT Press, 2014): Confidence Games provides an account of the wave of tax shelters that occurred at the…
  • Jul 29

    More Tax Inversion New

    More Tax Inversion New
    Bloomberg, Democrats Seek U.S. Contract Ban to Discourage Inversions Bloomberg, Path for Skirting U.S. Taxes Widens With REIT Spinoff Blueprint Bloomberg, Pfizer CEO Is Impatient for Tax Reform as He Hunts for Deals Bloomberg TV, U.S.…
  • Jul 29

    Jost: IRS Releases Premium Tax Credit Rules and Draft Form

    Jost: IRS Releases Premium Tax Credit Rules and Draft Form
    Timothy Jost (Washington & Lee), Implementing Health Reform: IRS Releases Premium Tax Credit Rules and Draft Forms: Although the focus of activity the week of July 21 was in the courts, the agencies were not totally silent. On July 24,…
Rank this Week: 53

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Speaking of monkeys and unicorns...

    Speaking of monkeys and unicorns...
    Bob's post yesterday on the travails of a couple trying to find affordable health insurance in an Obamaworld proved once again that there are no coincidences:I have spent the past few days working with a couple of very long-term clients.…
  • Jul 29

    Rideshare Tricks - An Update

    Rideshare Tricks - An Update
    So, just over 3 years ago, we posted on the opportunities - and dangers - of ride-sharing:"Seeing a business opportunity in millions of cars that sit idle at office parking lots or on weekends, several start-up companies have introduced…
  • Jul 28

    Flying Monkey's and Unicorn

    Flying Monkey's and Unicorn
    No bones about it. I don't like Obamacare. If you have the time, I can give you a long list of reasons. But let's start with an email I received from a lady in Georgia looking for "affordable" health insurance. Let's call the lady Dorothy,…
Rank this Week: 51

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Jul 29

    Criminal Sentencing and Judicial Activism

    Criminal Sentencing and Judicial Activism
    This is a warm and fuzzy story about judicial activism in criminal sentencing. I mean that in the best possible way.It comes by way of the New York Times and concerns one federal judge's frustration that badly constructed mandatory minimum…
  • Jul 26

    Roll It Up. Light It Up. Smoke It Up. Sayeth the NY Times.

    Roll It Up. Light It Up. Smoke It Up. Sayeth the NY Times.
    The headline credit really belongs to Cypress Hill, but we'll give the Times a h/t. In an Editorial, the paper of record called for the federal decriminalization of marijuana. That's a big deal. As the editorial acknowledges, it isn't…
  • Jul 26

    Reining In Civil Forfeiture

    Reining In Civil Forfeiture
    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has sponsored a bill that would substantively limit the federal government's ability to seize private property under civil forfeiture laws. In simple terms, the federal government currently has the right to seize…
Rank this Week: 52

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

Focuses on New Jersey divorce and estate planning. By Paul G. Kostro.

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
Rank this Week: 47

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Jul 28

    Cabinet Reshuffle, Legal Aid Residence Test and DRIP – the Human Rights Roundup

    Cabinet Reshuffle, Legal Aid Residence Test and DRIP – the Human Rights Roundup
    Welcome back to the UK Human Rights Roundup, your regular fracktastic frisson of human rights news and views. The full list of links can be found here. You can find previous roundups here. Links compiled by Adam Wagner, post by Celia…
  • Jul 27

    Article 2 and combat immunity – where next after Al-Skeini and Susan Smith?

    Article 2 and combat immunity – where next after Al-Skeini and Susan Smith?
    R(Long) v Secretary of State for Defence [2014] EWHC 2391 (Admin) – read judgment When will a court order an inquiry into the deaths in combat of soldiers serving overseas? Following recent judgments of the English and Strasbourg courts…
  • Jul 27

    HRA damages awarded in date rape case

    HRA damages awarded in date rape case
    DSD and NVB v The Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis [2014] EWHC 2493 (QB), Green J  - read judgment This is an important summary of the principles applicable to HR damages, particularly in circumstances where there have been…
Rank this Week: 50

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
  • Jul 26

    Law & Econ Workshops for Law Professors—Arlington, VA, and Duck Key, FL

    Law & Econ Workshops for Law Professors—Arlington, VA, and Duck Key, FL
    The Law & Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law invites applications for three upcoming LEC Workshops for Law Professors: LEC Workshop for Law Professors on Austrian Law & Economics, Oct. 1-3, 2014 LEC-PERC…
  • Jul 26

    Innovation Economics—Chicago, IL

    Innovation Economics—Chicago, IL
    The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth (Northwestern Law) invites paper submissions for its Eighth Annual Conference on Innovation Economics, which will take place June 18-19, 2015. The submission deadline is Feb. 9, 2015.…
  • Jul 26

    Energy Regulation: Legal & Regulatory Issues, Obstacles & Opportunities in Electricity Markets—Chicago, IL

    Energy Regulation: Legal & Regulatory Issues, Obstacles & Opportunities in Electricity Markets—Chicago, IL
    The Searle Center on Law Regulation and Economic Growth (Northwestern Law) presents the Third Annual Conference on Energy Regulation: Legal and Regulatory Issues, Obstacles, and Opportunities in Electricity Markets Nov. 13-14, 2014. mw
Rank this Week: 49

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
  • Jul 26

    Programming note

    Programming note
    Programming note: Each summer I take at least a week's vacation from work and from this blog. This summer, my vacation begins now. New posts will appear here on Monday, August 4, 2014. Readers are invited to follow me on Twitter at…
  • Jul 26

    "Hillary Clinton touts Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's memoir while visiting the Bronx"

    "Hillary Clinton touts Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's memoir while visiting the Bronx"
    "Hillary Clinton touts Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's memoir while visiting the Bronx": The New York Daily News has this report.
  • Jul 26

    "TPD pinpoints garage in Markel's death"

    "TPD pinpoints garage in Markel's death"
    "TPD pinpoints garage in Markel's death": Sean Rossman has this article in today's edition of The Tallahassee Democrat.
Rank this Week: 48

Timely Objections

Timely Objections

Covers education law and civil rights. By R. Tamara de Silva.

http://www.timelyobjections.com/
  • Jun 25

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act
    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act Post 9-11   June 25, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva   The point of demarcation between speech, whistleblowing and espionage has in some instances the aspects of a razor's…
  • Jun 25

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act
    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act Post 9-11   June 25, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva   The point of demarcation between speech, whistleblowing and espionage has in some instances the aspects of a razor's…
  • Apr 13

    Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice

    Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice
      Dr. Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice   By R. Tamara de Silva April 13, 2013                            Dr. Kermit Gosnell's…
Rank this Week: 46

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/
  • Jul 29

    Levenbook on "Artificial Meaning" by Solum

    Levenbook on "Artificial Meaning" by Solum
    Over at Jotwell, Barbara Levenbook has posted "Meaning, Intention, and Mental States," reviewing "Artificial Meaning." Here is taste: The core of the article is a thought experiment Solum calls “The Chinese…
  • Jul 29

    McClain on "Religion Without God" by Dworkin

    McClain on "Religion Without God" by Dworkin
    Linda C. McClain (Boston University - School of Law) has posted Can Religion Without God Lead to Religious Liberty Without Conflict? (94 Boston University Law Review 1273 (2014)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article engages with Ronald…
  • Jul 29

    Clermont on Multivalent Logic & the Conjunction Problem for Burdens of Persuasion

    Clermont on Multivalent Logic & the Conjunction Problem for Burdens of Persuasion
    Kevin M. Clermont (Cornell Law School) has posted Conjunction of Evidence and Multivalent Logic on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Classical logic and its attendant probability theory produce in law the troublesome conjunction paradox. They tell…
Rank this Week: 60

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Jul 29

    Shigella Lawsuit Filed against Salsarita’s Restaurant in Wal-Mart

    Shigella Lawsuit Filed against Salsarita’s Restaurant in Wal-Mart
    Wife of active duty U.S. Navy diver is one of 275 people who became ill with Shigellosis  Attorneys Bill Marler and Drew Falkenstein of Marler Clark, the nation’s only law firm dedicated to representing victims of foodborne…
  • Jul 27

    Walmart’s Salsarita’s Sickened 275 with Shigella – Lawsuit to Follow

    Walmart’s Salsarita’s Sickened 275 with Shigella – Lawsuit to Follow
    Salsarita’s Restaurant in the Walmart Home Office Café in Bentonville has reopened following a Shigella outbreak that made 275 sick in nine states according to the Benton County Health Department.  According to the Arkansas…
  • Jul 27

    Another Cyclospora Outbreak?

    Another Cyclospora Outbreak?
    Federal officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are now stepping in to assist health officials in 13 states in investigating a spike in cases of Cyclosporiasis, according to CIDRAP. Cyclosporiasis is an…
Rank this Week: 55

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 29

    Rob Ford Conflict of Interest Allegations: What Are the Rules of the Game?

    Rob Ford Conflict of Interest Allegations: What Are the Rules of the Game?
    Everyone is watching the mayoralty race in Toronto unfold. Anything involving Rob Ford is scrutinized and reported to great fanfare. The latest topic involve conflict of interest allegations made against Rob Ford. The Globe and Mail…
  • Jul 29

    Important Notice on Notice: Supreme Court of Canada Reverses Quebec Court of Appeal

    Important Notice on Notice: Supreme Court of Canada Reverses Quebec Court of Appeal
    In a surprising decision, the Supreme Court of Canada reversed the Quebec Court of Appeal (QCA) last week in a decision regarding the provision and payment of “reasonable notice” on resignation. In the original QCA decision, the…
  • Jul 29

    Twitter in the Courtroom

    Twitter in the Courtroom
    A news article quotes Chief Justice Joseph Kennedy of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court and how impressed he was about the use of Twitter by reporters during a recent trial. “I couldn’t get over how well it had worked,” Kennedy…
Rank this Week: 58

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    2nd Circuit: Cross At Ground Zero Can Stay In Museum

    2nd Circuit: Cross At Ground Zero Can Stay In Museum
    In American Atheists, Inc. v. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, (2d Cir., July 28, 2014), the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a challenge by American Atheists to the display in the National September 11 Museum of the…
  • Jul 29

    Satanic Temple Says Its Followers Can Claim Exemption From Informed Consent Abortion Laws Under Hobby Lobby Principle

    Satanic Temple Says Its Followers Can Claim Exemption From Informed Consent Abortion Laws Under Hobby Lobby Principle
    The Satanic Temple announced yesterday that it was launching a campaign against "informed consent" laws that require abortion providers to furnish women certain informational material when they seek an abortion.  Citing the Supreme…
  • Jul 29

    4th Circuit Invalidates Virginia's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    4th Circuit Invalidates Virginia's Same-Sex Marriage Ban
    Continuing an unbroken string of victories for marriage equality proponents, the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday, in a 2-1 decision, struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage. This is the second federal appeals court to rule…
Rank this Week: 59

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

Covers legal developments for civil litigators in Minnesota. By Seth Leventhal.

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Jul 29

    Dealing with Inherent Uncertainty: The “Implied Covenant of Good Faith & Fair Dealing”

    Dealing with Inherent Uncertainty: The “Implied Covenant of Good Faith & Fair Dealing”
    “Under Minnesota law, every contract includes an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing” (emphasis added).  But under Minnesota law, just what is “an implied covenant of good faith and fair…
  • Jul 28

    When Does Tax Avoidance = Tax Evasion?

    When Does Tax Avoidance = Tax Evasion?
    Update (July 28, 2014): Scenario 1: Let’s say you intended a transaction to have a business purpose or “economic substance” but, as structured, it conferred no business benefit whatsoever, but you got a tax benefit…
  • Jul 25

    The Tragedy of Suicide & The Enigma of Blame (And Liability)

    The Tragedy of Suicide & The Enigma of Blame (And Liability)
    In Ancient Rome and other cultures, suicide was regarded as a rational choice in the face of dishonor. Only three candidates were barred from exercising this choice in Ancient Rome: those accused of capital crimes, soldiers, and…
Rank this Week: 56

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Jul 26

    The Rich Get Richer: Cruise Executive Goldstein Unloads $2,599,935.36 of Royal Caribbean Stock

    The Rich Get Richer: Cruise Executive Goldstein Unloads $2,599,935.36 of Royal Caribbean Stock
    Media reports say that Royal Caribbean Cruises Chief Operating Officer (COO) Adam Goldstein sold 42,152 shares of his cruise company’s stock yesterday. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.68 for $2,599,935.36. COO Goldstein…
  • Jul 25

    Royal Caribbean Bars Pregnant Passenger, Then Apologize

    Royal Caribbean Bars Pregnant Passenger, Then Apologize
    News sources in Canada are reporting that Royal Caribbean barred a woman from cruising with her family after she admitted that she was pregnant but didn't have a note from her doctor stating that she was fit to travel.  Global Toronto…
  • Jul 24

    Norwegian Cruise Line Wins Worst Cruise Line in the World Award

    Norwegian Cruise Line Wins Worst Cruise Line in the World Award
    It's been a while since I awarded my "Worst Cruise Line in the World" award. Quite frankly, I became tired of giving it to Carnival and Royal Caribbean every month.  But a reader of Cruise Law News just sent me a story of little…
Rank this Week: 61

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Lawmakers consider amending sex offender law

    Lawmakers consider amending sex offender law
    7-25-2014 Nevada: Nevada’s controversial sex offender law was adopted to comply with a federal act in 2007 but remains in doubt. A halt to its enforcement remains in effect, and several bills will be submitted to the Legislature during…
  • Jul 23

    What crimes will make you a sex offender?

    What crimes will make you a sex offender?
    7-23-2014 Washington: KEPR took a closer look at the broad list of crimes that can force someone to register as a sex offender. We learned there are thousands. There might be some that surprise you. KEPR also spoke with a young woman about…
  • Jul 23

    Lawmakers not ready to post sex offenders’ addresses online

    Lawmakers not ready to post sex offenders’ addresses online
    7-23-2014 Vermont: Lawmakers on Tuesday held off on deciding whether the state sex offender registry is good enough to allow offenders’ addresses to be posted online. State law says an audit of the error-ridden registry must be…
Rank this Week: 57

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 66

Forced Migration Current Awareness…

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

Highlights web research and information relatd to refugees, IDPs and forced migration. By Elisa Mason.

http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Thematic Focus: Children

    Thematic Focus: Children
    "Getting Kids Out of Harm's Way: The United States' Obligation to Operationalize the Best Interest of the Child Principle for Unaccompanied Minors," Connecticut Law Review Online, vol. 47 (Forthcoming, 2014) [eprint via SSRN]How Children…
  • Jul 29

    New ETD

    New ETD
    (ETD = Electronic Theses & Dissertations)Avoiding the Arbitrary: Development, Displacement and the Kampala Convention, Thesis (Uppsala University, April 2014) [text]Burmese Refugees in the United States: Resettlement Barriers, Access to…
  • Jul 28

    Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Item

    Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Item
    "Atle Grahl-Madsen: Celebrating the Work of the Founder of the Academic Discipline of Refugee Law," Inaugural Grahl-Madsen Memorial Lecture, Bergen, 6 June 2013 [access]"Food Deprivation: A Basis for Refugee Status?," Social Research: An…
Rank this Week: 62

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    The Market-Participant Exception to State-Action Immunity from Antitrust Liability

    The Market-Participant Exception to State-Action Immunity from Antitrust Liability
    Jarod M. Bona, Bona Law PC and Luke Anthony Wake, National Federation of Independent Business describe The Market-Participant Exception to State-Action Immunity from Antitrust Liability. ABSTRACT: The federal antitrust laws embody fundamental…
  • Jul 29

    The Implied Antitrust Immunity

    The Implied Antitrust Immunity
    Barak Orbach (University of Arizona) describes The Implied Antitrust Immunity. ABSTRACT: In 1963, Richard Posner, then Justice William Brennan’s motivated clerk, drafted for the Supreme Court the iconic United States v. Philadelphia…
  • Jul 29

    Net Neutrality: Is Antitrust Law More Effective than Regulation in Protecting Consumers and Innovation?

    Net Neutrality: Is Antitrust Law More Effective than Regulation in Protecting Consumers and Innovation?
    Bruce M. Owen, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR); Stanford University Public Policy Program asks Net Neutrality: Is Antitrust Law More Effective than Regulation in Protecting Consumers and Innovation? ABSTRACT: Hearing…
Rank this Week: 65

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: 63

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    CFP: The British Legal History Conference 2015

    CFP: The British Legal History Conference 2015
    The British Legal History Conference 2015 has issued the following Call for Papers:Conference Venue: School of Law, University of Reading Reading, United Kingdom Details: The twenty-second British Legal History Conference will be held at…
  • Jul 28

    Johnson, "Law and the History of Corporate Responsibility: Corporate Governance"

    Johnson, "Law and the History of Corporate Responsibility: Corporate Governance"
    Lyman Johnson (Washington and Lee University - School of Law; University of St. Thomas, St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN - School of Law) has posted "Law and the History of Corporate Responsibility: Corporate Governance." The article appears in…
  • Jul 28

    Amar on Justice Jackson and "the Judicialization of the Judiciary"

    Amar on Justice Jackson and "the Judicialization of the Judiciary"
    Via John Q. Barrett’s Jackson List, we have the YouTube link to Akhil Reed Amar's delivery of the tenth annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States at the Chautauqua Institution.  Professor Barrett…
Rank this Week: 69

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 28

    "The Typical Household, Now Worth a Third Less"

    "The Typical Household, Now Worth a Third Less"
    ...is the title of this NYT article, which puts stark numbers on the problem of income inequality in the U.S. over the last ten years. Not surprisingly, the housing crisis has played a central role.
  • Jul 28

    Design a quicker airport security screening method and earn big buck

    Design a quicker airport security screening method and earn big buck
    Seriously. The Transportation Security Agency wants to know whether consumers have solutions to long airport security lines. TSA is offering cash rewards for the best ideas about how to speed security checks. The total payout will be $15,000.…
  • Jul 28

    The economic cost of car crashe

    The economic cost of car crashe
    Read this recent report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Loss of life and injuries from vehicle crashes go way beyond measurement in purely economic terms, but the economic losses (including the lost of quality life…
Rank this Week: 64

The Legal Blog.in

The Legal Blog.in

Covers Indian court decisions.

http://www.legalblog.in/
Rank this Week: 67

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law…

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

Covers immigration laws, legislation, and news.

http://blogs.ilw.com/blog.php?29221-Greg-Siskind-on-Immigration-Law-and-Policy
Rank this Week: 70

Stop Collector Blog

Stop Collector Blog

Covers debt collection, debt collector harassment, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. By Lemberg & Associates.

http://www.stopcollector.com/category/blog
  • Dec 19

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently introduced the Equal Employment for All Act, which would stop employers from requiring job applicants to share their credit histories. According to a press release from Warren’s office, “It…
  • Dec 19

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently introduced the Equal Employment for All Act, which would stop employers from requiring job applicants to share their credit histories. According to a press release from Warren’s office, “It…
  • Dec 18

    Colorado AG Sues United Credit Recovery

    Colorado AG Sues United Credit Recovery
    The Attorney General of Colorado, John Suthers, recently announced that his office filed suit against United Credit Recovery. The lawsuit alleges that United Credit Recovery (also known as UCR) bought debt portfolios from US Bank and Wells…
Rank this Week: 71

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/
  • May 8

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013
    Compiled  from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and…
  • May 8

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013
    Compiled  from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and…
  • May 1

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 1, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 1, 2013
    Compiled from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week's update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements.  Follow…
Rank this Week: 68

The Word On Employment Law

The Word On Employment Law

Covers legal issues affecting the workplace. By Dave Whitlock, Chris Parker and Jimmy Daniel.

http://www.wordonemploymentlaw.com
  • Jun 7

    Retaliation Claims Increase

    Retaliation Claims Increase
    Recent trends reveal that employment retaliation claims are on the rise.  Further, courts are taking a hard line on offending employers accused of retaliation in employment.  A review of United States Supreme Court decisions in retaliation…
  • May 19

    Nuclear Fallout

    Nuclear Fallout
    But not in Japan.  Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dominique Strauss-Kahn are making headlines they probably wish they had never made.  While I’m not a man and can, therefore, only surmise that the root of the problem somehow goes back to The…
  • May 17

    There’s An App for That

    There’s An App for That
    And it’s exhibit one to the wage and hour lawsuit that has just been filed against your company.  The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the release of its first smartphone app – a timesheet that allows employees to keep track of…
Rank this Week: 72

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

Covers Texas personal injury news and information. By E. Michael Grossman.

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Jul 29

    Man Killed in Boating Accident 60 Miles Off Coast of Ocean City, Maryland

    Man Killed in Boating Accident 60 Miles Off Coast of Ocean City, Maryland
    Ocean City, MD — A man was killed after being hit on the head by the propeller of a charter fishing boat. The accident took place 60 miles off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland. The accident took place on Saturday, July 26, 2014.…
  • Jul 29

    7-Year Old Killed in DUI Accident on North Main Street in Sumter, South Carolina

    7-Year Old Killed in DUI Accident on North Main Street in Sumter, South Carolina
    Sumter, SC — A 7-year old boy was killed in an accident police say was caused by alcohol on Sunday, July 27, 2014. The accident took place in the 1200 block of North Main Street, around 5:30 in the afternoon. In the driver’s seat…
  • Jul 29

    Teenager Injured in Ambulance Accident on Seawall Blvd. in Galveston, Texa

    Teenager Injured in Ambulance Accident on Seawall Blvd. in Galveston, Texa
    Galveston, TX — A 15-year old was hospitalized after being hit by an ambulance on Sunday, July 27, 2014. The accident took place in the 9500 block of Seawall Blvd., around 10:30 at night. According to reports, the teenager was riding…
Rank this Week: 75

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Tools to Calculate Benefits Online

    Tools to Calculate Benefits Online
    Individuals on the cusp of retirement are turning to a growing number of free online programs to help them maximize their Social Security benefits. Yet before implementing these recommendations, it is important to verify the results with a…
  • Jul 29

    Estate planning and Sibling Rivalry

    Estate planning and Sibling Rivalry
    Sibling rivalries often emerge in disputes concerning wills or trusts. Siblings of all ages and economic statuses tend to fight for control and can be stubborn when legal and family matters collide. When probate disputes are concerning money,…
  • Jul 29

    The Uniform Voidable Transactions Act Attempts to Clear Up Who Carries Burden of Proof

    The Uniform Voidable Transactions Act Attempts to Clear Up Who Carries Burden of Proof
    As I have previously discussed, the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (UVTA), adopted July 16, 2014 by the Uniform Law Commission, amended the 1984 Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (UFTA). One of the changes to the UVTA attempts to address the…
Rank this Week: 81

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

Provides global food safety news & information. By Marler Clark LLP, PS.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Jul 29

    French Cheese Recalled in Canada for Possible E. coli Contamination

    French Cheese Recalled in Canada for Possible E. coli Contamination
    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced Monday that La Fromagerie Hamel is recalling La Fromagerie Hamel brand “St-Felicien lait cru France (Rhone-Alpes)” cheese from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O26:H11…
  • Jul 28

    Hawaii Could Follow California by Repealing Glove Law

    Hawaii Could Follow California by Repealing Glove Law
    Cost concerns and general opposition may prompt Hawaii to try and follow California by repealing new state health rules requiring food service workers to use utensils or gloves when preparing sushi or other ready-to-eat foods. The new rules…
  • Jul 28

    Sales of Expired Meat in China May Have Started Some Time Ago

    Sales of Expired Meat in China May Have Started Some Time Ago
    Expired meat was probably being sold to McDonald’s and KFC restaurants in China for at least a year before the practice was caught for a report aired by Dragon TV. A former quality-control officer for Shanghai Husi Food Co. Ltd., an…
Rank this Week: 79

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 82

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Farewell

    Farewell
    There’s a line in my favorite writer Kurt Vonnegut’s Jailbird that goes “‘Hello and goodbye.’ What else is there to say? Our language is much larger than it needs to be.” I didn’t actually say…
  • Jul 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    There’s a line in my favorite writer Kurt Vonnegut’s Jailbird that goes ”‘Hello and goodbye.’  What else is there to say?  Our language is much larger than it needs to be.”  I…
  • Jul 28

    Harley-Davidson Booze Coming Soon?

    Harley-Davidson Booze Coming Soon?
    With the 74th Anniversary of the famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally less than a week away, it seemed like a good time to check in on recent Harley-Davidson trademark activity at the USPTO. As it turns out, a very interesting…
Rank this Week: 74

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Jul 29

    Homeowners: Where is Your Copy of Your Homeowners Insurance Policy?

    Homeowners: Where is Your Copy of Your Homeowners Insurance Policy?
    On this blog, we often try to educate homeowners so they can be protected. In the past, we have urged homeowners to read their homeowner insurance policies and to ask questions if there are terms or provisions they do not understand. Well,…
  • Jul 28

    The Origin of "White Waiver" in California

    The Origin of "White Waiver" in California
    As a property insurance attorney in California, I often come upon the situation where insureds consult with me when asked to sign what is known here as a "White Waiver." At the point that a "White Waiver" is brought up, a property owner at…
  • Jul 27

    Delay in Completion Losses Under a Builders Risk Policy - Part 2

    Delay in Completion Losses Under a Builders Risk Policy - Part 2
    In the first discussion about delay in completion coverage, Delay In Completion Losses Under A Builders Risk Policy, I gave a general overview of the coverage. In this post, I'll discuss a more detailed focus on the topic. Recently, a New…
Rank this Week: 73

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase LLP.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Newport Coast Crash Proves Fatal For Woman

    Newport Coast Crash Proves Fatal For Woman
    Karine Bondra, 46, was killed in a Newport Beach car accident the night of July 23, 2014. According to a news report in Corona del Mar Today, the fatal car accident occurred when Bondra was driving south on Newport Coast Drive near Pelican…
  • Jul 25

    Elderly Man Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in San Bernardino

    Elderly Man Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in San Bernardino
    John Preciado, who was reported missing from an assisted-living facility in Mentone, was killed in a hit-and-run accident near West Rialto Avenue and G Street in San Bernardino the night of July 18, 2014. According to a CBS Los Angeles news…
  • Jul 21

    Bicyclist Killed In Pomona DUI Collision

    Bicyclist Killed In Pomona DUI Collision
    A bicyclist was fatally injured in what officials suspect was a collision caused by a drunk driver. According to a KTLA news report, a BMW was traveling north on Garey Avenue near Philadelphia Street early morning on July 19, 2014 when it…
Rank this Week: 78

Blog Droit International par…

Blog Droit International par Cabinet d'Avocat Francophone de Floride

Blog du cabinet d'avocat et conseil juridique francophone, en francais. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://avocatflorideblog.com
Rank this Week: 83

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Jul 23

    “FBI seized vendor records, hard drives from Horizon charter schools”

    “FBI seized vendor records, hard drives from Horizon charter schools”
    The Columbus Dispatch on July 23, 2014 released the following: By Jennifer Smith Richards “The FBI is examining the relationship between the Horizon Science Academy charter schools and several technology vendors, including some based in…
  • Jul 8

    “FBI, Interpol Host Critical Infrastructure Symposium”

    “FBI, Interpol Host Critical Infrastructure Symposium”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on July 8, 2014 released the following: “Director Comey Addresses the Importance of Partnerships 07/08/14 FBI Director James Comey was in Miami yesterday, where he spoke at the opening of the…
  • Dec 10

    Eighteen sheriff’s deputies charged by FBI LA in an alleged inmate-abuse probe

    Eighteen sheriff’s deputies charged by FBI LA in an alleged inmate-abuse probe
    The Guardian on December 9, 2013 released the following: Associated Press in Los Angeles “Federal officials on Monday unsealed five criminal cases filed against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, as part…
Rank this Week: 76

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Only Concrete Evidence Can Keep a Defendant’s Case Afloat Under CAFA’S Legal Certainty Standard

    Only Concrete Evidence Can Keep a Defendant’s Case Afloat Under CAFA’S Legal Certainty Standard
    Bell v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., 2013 WL 1791920 (E.D.Cal. April 26, 2013). As amended by CAFA, 28 U.S.C. § 1332(d) vests district courts with original jurisdiction of any civil action in which the amount in controversy exceeds…
  • May 23

    Forum Shopping May Not Qualify as Bad Faith

    Forum Shopping May Not Qualify as Bad Faith
    Deaver v. BBVA Compass Consulting & Benefits, Inc., 2013 WL 2156280 (N.D. Cal. May 17, 2013). The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida determined whether the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Standard Fire…
  • May 22

    District Court Can Stay Its Remand Order Pending Appeal

    District Court Can Stay Its Remand Order Pending Appeal
    Dalton v. Walgreen Co., 2013 WL 2367837 (E.D. Mo. May 29, 2013). Staying its remand order to facilitate the defendant to prefer an appeal, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri held that it had jurisdiction to reopen…
Rank this Week: 77

Seattle Personal Injury Blog

Seattle Personal Injury Blog

Covers Washington car accident and other personal injury news. By Premier Law Group PLLC.

http://www.plg-pllc.com/blog/
  • Apr 1

    VIDEO: What is UM/UIM coverage and should I have it?

    VIDEO: What is UM/UIM coverage and should I have it?
    Hi I’m Jared, I’m from Premier Law Group, and today I’m going to answer a common question I hear: Should I purchase UIM or UM coverage? And the answer to that is, yes. But before we get to why you want to get that coverage,…
  • Apr 1

    Video: What’s the dirtiest trick the insurance company pulls on auto accident victims?

    Video: What’s the dirtiest trick the insurance company pulls on auto accident victims?
    Hi, I’m Jared, and I’m from Premier Law Group and today I’m going tell you about the dirtiest trick I’ve seen the insurance company pull in personal injury cases. We have seen many clients who tell us about this…
  • Mar 18

    Video: Will there be attorney’s fees if I lose my case?

    Video: Will there be attorney’s fees if I lose my case?
    A common concern for people who have never hired a personal injury attorney before is if their attorney will charge fees if they lose their case. If you’ve hired a lawyer, you’re obviously worried about whether or not you would…
Rank this Week: 80

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • Jul 29

    Cal App: OK For County To Mislead By Omission In Due Process Notice

    Cal App: OK For County To Mislead By Omission In Due Process Notice
    A couple of years ago, we posted the complaint (actually, a petition for mandate) alleging a big regulatory takings claim against the County of San Luis Obispo based on the County's denial of a permit to drill for oil. A very big claim. $6.24…
  • Jul 28

    "My entire house has been stolen" (And No, It Wasn't By Eminent Domain)

    "My entire house has been stolen" (And No, It Wasn't By Eminent Domain)
    When we eminent domain lawyers deal with claims that the government or some other entity is "stealing" someone's property, we recognize that such claims are somewhat ... metaphorical. But here's a situation where it appears that some poor…
  • Jul 24

    More On That Pesky Banner-Towing Airplane

    More On That Pesky Banner-Towing Airplane
    Civil Beat has a piece by Ian Lind ("Hawaii Monitor: Why Has Florida Company Picked a Fight Over Aerial Advertising?") that has more on that story we first posted about here ("Hawaii Under Attack From The Air!"). He writes: Local attorney and…
Rank this Week: 93

Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
  • Jul 29

    “Names and addresses of Texans who signed anti-gay petition leaked online”

    “Names and addresses of Texans who signed anti-gay petition leaked online”
    Gay Star News: Texas LGBT group has published on the Internet the personal details of Texans who signed a petition against a recent LGBT anti-discrimination bill. A group under the website HeroPetition.com, named after the Houston Equal…
  • Jul 29

    DC Circuit Unsurprisingly Rejects Origination Clause Challenge to Obamacare

    DC Circuit Unsurprisingly Rejects Origination Clause Challenge to Obamacare
    You can find the unanimous opinion in Sissel v. HHS here. I discuss the Origination Clause and Sissel (and explain why the origination clause would likely fail), on pages 12-13 of my new Legislation, Statutory Interpretation and Election Law:…
  • Jul 29

    Gerken Testifies on Nerd

    Gerken Testifies on Nerd
    CCP’s Moment of Zen. … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 88

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Biden: "I Should Have Had One Republican Kid To Go Out And Make Money"

    Biden: "I Should Have Had One Republican Kid To Go Out And Make Money"
    The Washington Free Beacon reports that Vice President Joseph Biden made his audience “burst into laughter” at the Urban League gathering in Cincinnati when he cracked “I should have had one... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Jul 28

    Speed does not kill. So where's my [expletive deleted] autobahn?

    Speed does not kill. So where's my [expletive deleted] autobahn?
    io9: Michigan State Police Lieutenant Gary Megge's current job is to monitor the state's speed limits and speed traps. he's been arguing for smarter, often raised limits, and one quote explains why.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jul 28

    Eric Orts joins legal blogsphere

    Eric Orts joins legal blogsphere
    My friend Wharton professor Eric Orts has started a blog where he'll be focusing on topics falling into one (or more) of three "buckets": Business Theory. This interest follows my general interest in... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 90

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    California Stem Cell Agency and the Revolving Door: A Need for More Safeguard

    California Stem Cell Agency and the Revolving Door: A Need for More Safeguard
    The revolving door and related conflict of interest issues remain open at the $3 billion California stem cell agency despite the pledge by its new president, Randy Mills, to refrain from taking a job with a recipient of the agency’s…
  • Jul 25

    Los Angeles Times: Flawed Investigation Magnifies California Stem Cell Scandal

    Los Angeles Times: Flawed Investigation Magnifies California Stem Cell Scandal
    The Los Angeles Times will have a column again this Sunday excoriating the $3 billion California stem cell agency, and it will involve the same set of players, the agency’s former president and a San Francisco area stem cell company.…
  • Jul 24

    A USC Researcher's Perspective on the Grant Round Involving StemCells, Inc.

    A USC Researcher's Perspective on the Grant Round Involving StemCells, Inc.
    A USC scientist late today sent an email that dealt with the 2012 decisions that resulted in the award of $19.3 million to StemCells, Inc., by the California stem cell agency. The award was made on a close vote (7-5) despite being rejected…
Rank this Week: 84

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jul 29

    Taras Rudnitsky Appointed Chair of The Florida Bar Small Claims Rules Committee

    Taras Rudnitsky Appointed Chair of The Florida Bar Small Claims Rules Committee
    Taras Rudnitsky was recently appointed the chair of the Small Claims Rules Committee of the Florida Bar.  The appointment was made by the President of the Florida Bar.  The Small Claims Rules Committee was established to consider…
  • Jul 24

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Receives Excellent Review

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Receives Excellent Review
    Client: Name Withheld by Request Type of Case: Debt Collection Defense Client Review: I was being sued over a debt amount that I did not feel I owed, nonetheless, being involved in a law suit was so traumatic for me that I only wanted to…
  • Jul 17

    Main Street Acquisition Lawsuit Against Our Client Dismissed

    Main Street Acquisition Lawsuit Against Our Client Dismissed
    Plaintiff: Main Street Acquisition Corp. Original Creditor: HSBC Bank Nevada, N.A. Plaintiff’s Attorney: Andrew Fleisher, Esq. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Law Offices of Erskine and Fleisher Case Outcome: Voluntary Dismissal with…
Rank this Week: 89

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Jul 29

    Staff Guidance, Accredited Investors, and Civil Union

    Staff Guidance, Accredited Investors, and Civil Union
    CorpFin put out some staff interpretations of the standards for accredited investors. They are dated July 3, 2014 and can be found here.   The definition of accredited investor in Rule 501 of Regulation D (17 C.F.R. 230.501) provides a…
  • Jul 28

    Market Structure Reform and the SEC (Part 2)

    Market Structure Reform and the SEC (Part 2)
    Professor Coffee, in his piece in the Columbia CLS Blue Sky Blog, High Frequency Trading Reform: The Short Term and the Longer Term, raises structural concerns with the market and asserts that the SEC has been slow to implement…
  • Jul 25

    Records Requests and the Caremark Standard At Issue in Delaware

    Records Requests and the Caremark Standard At Issue in Delaware
    Flying somewhat below the radar, the on-going case of Indiana Electrical Workers Pension Trust Fund IBEW v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. may prove to be one worthy of closer consideration. The case stems from the alleged involvement of Wal-Mart in a…
Rank this Week: 91

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Jul 29

    Medicare Spending Decline

    Medicare Spending Decline
    Sarah Kliff is impressed by the above chart: This simple, four-line chart is amazing news for the federal budget. It shows that the government is expected to spend about $50 billion less paying for the Medicare program this year…
  • Jul 28

    Measuring Body Mass Index

    Measuring Body Mass Index
    The Mini Nutritional Assessment, a short questionnaire which is used to determine a resident’s nourishment, relies on body mass index to assess residents. However, for the elderly and those with underlying conditions such as dementia,…
  • Jul 27

    Lightening Strikes Golden Living Center

    Lightening Strikes Golden Living Center
    Fox11 reported that 41 residents of the Golden Living Center facility got an unwelcome surprise when a lightning strike caused a fire in the eastern ward. The home instituted emergency protocol and evacuated all of the residents. But the…
Rank this Week: 87