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Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
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

    Mehlman & Li on the Use of Genomic Technology by the U.S. Military

    Mehlman & Li on the Use of Genomic Technology by the U.S. Military
    Maxwell Mehlman and Tracy Yeheng Li (Case Western Reserve University and Case Western Reserve University - School of Law) have posted Ethical, Legal, Social, and Policy Issues in the Use of Genomic Technology by the U.S. Military (Journal of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 47

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: 48

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Jinks, Maogoto, & Solomon: Applying International Humanitarian Law to Judicial and Quasi Judicial Bodies - International and Domestic Aspect

    Jinks, Maogoto, & Solomon: Applying International Humanitarian Law to Judicial and Quasi Judicial Bodies - International and Domestic Aspect
    Derek Jinks (Univ. of Texas - Law), Jackson Nyamuya Maogoto (Univ. of Manchester - Law), & Solon Solomon (King's College London - Law) have published Applying International Humanitarian Law to Judicial and Quasi Judicial Bodies -…
  • Jul 29

    New Volume: Recueil des Cour

    New Volume: Recueil des Cour
    Volume 364 of the Recueil des Cours, Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law is out. Contents include:Volume 364Giorgio Gaja, The Protection of General Interests in the International Community. General Course on Public…
  • Jul 29

    Call for Submissions: ICLR Special Issue on the World Trade Organisation

    Call for Submissions: ICLR Special Issue on the World Trade Organisation
    The International Community Law Review has issued a call for submissions for a special issue on the World Trade Organization. Here's the call: Call for Submissions: The World Trade OrganisationThe editors of the International Community Law…
Rank this Week: 49

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

Covers bankruptcy, chapter 7, chapter 13, credit reports, foreclosures, and asset protection.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Jul 4

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?
    I practice in the Washington, DC area. Lots of my clients work for federal agencies and contractors who require security clearances as a condition of their employment. The first question they ask when them come to see me is whether a…
  • Jun 18

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case
    The U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, ruled that in a chapter 13 case filed within four years of a previous chapter 7 case (a so-called “chapter 20″), the chapter 13 plan could strip a completely unsecured junior…
  • Jun 8

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”
    Good bankruptcy attorneys spend a lot of time talking with their clients. They give them an awful lot of information. Sometimes clients forget. One of the things clients sometimes forget is the requirement in the Bankruptcy Code…
Rank this Week: 50

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: 51

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

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

    California Leaders Team Up To Fight The Hit-and-Run Epidemic

    California Leaders Team Up To Fight The Hit-and-Run Epidemic
    Leaders in Los Angeles and California are teaming up to crack down on what many are calling the epidemic of hit-and-run crashes in the City of Angels and statewide. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti…
  • Jul 25

    Motorcyclist Killed in North Hollywood DUI Hit-and-Run Collision

    Motorcyclist Killed in North Hollywood DUI Hit-and-Run Collision
    A motorcyclist was fatally injured in a North Hollywood car accident, which officials say, was caused by a suspected drunk driver who fled the scene. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal motorcycle collision occurred when…
  • Jul 21

    Orange County Pedestrian Accident Causes Critical Injurie

    Orange County Pedestrian Accident Causes Critical Injurie
    A 35-year-old man was critically injured in an Orange County pedestrian accident after he was struck while crossing the street. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the major injury collision occurred early morning on…
Rank this Week: 52

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: 53

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 29

    #RevengePorn: Real Numbers Show It’s Not Really A Gender Issue

    #RevengePorn: Real Numbers Show It’s Not Really A Gender Issue
    The anti-revenge porn advocates have put out an infographic with statistics that have found their way into articles on the subject and, ultimately, the discussion supporting its criminalization.  Pounding these numbers has proven a very…
  • Jul 29

    Bratton: Democracy Is All About Showing Police Respect

    Bratton: Democracy Is All About Showing Police Respect
    Bratton added, “Would you not want us to deal with that quality of life crime?” That was one of the artful lines offered by NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton in a press conference with Mayor de Blasio about the killing of Eric…
  • Jul 28

    Why Congress Can’t Spell Parsimony

    Why Congress Can’t Spell Parsimony
    Until the day courts realized that the Supreme Court meant what it said in Booker, and that the guidelines really, really weren’t mandatory anymore, nobody gave a damn about 18 U.S.C. §3553(a). It was an orphan statute, rendered…
Rank this Week: 54

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: 55

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 56

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jul 15

    What are the implications of the most recent Supreme Court decisions?

    What are the implications of the most recent Supreme Court decisions?
    Jesse Choper interviewed on KALW-FM, Your Call, June 30, 2014 “I don’t think that anybody made light of the fact that the issue of freedom of choice is a very, very important one for women and for other people as well. But I think…
  • Jul 15

    The Supreme Court and the death of free TV

    The Supreme Court and the death of free TV
    James Tuthill writes for Corporate Counsel, (free membership required) June 30, 2014 The court, as is typical with many judicial decisions, barely mentions the real issue: the huge sums of money broadcasters receive from cable and satellite…
  • Jul 15

    ‘Picking quarrels’ casts shadow over Chinese law

    ‘Picking quarrels’ casts shadow over Chinese law
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, China Real Time blog, June 30, 2014 On top of prosecutions for vaguely defined crimes such as “picking quarrels,” the rules for journalists and lawyers restrict public expression…
Rank this Week: 57

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 58

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: 59

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Covers mediation, negotiation and settlement. By Victoria Pynchon.

http://www.negotiationlawblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day
    Close the Gap App™ (sponsored by GoDaddy) is a powerful online tool that takes you on a guided deep dive into your career path. It's like having your very own career or business coach on your desktop or mobile…
  • Nov 16

    Good Night and Good Luck

    Good Night and Good Luck
    I launched the Negotiation Law Blog on October 3, 2006, shortly after I'd earned my LL.M in Conflict Resolution from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law. I'm uncertain just how many months earlier I'd begun blogging on…
  • Nov 5

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table
      This just in from Harvard's Program on Negotiation: In a new study, Nour Kteily of Northwestern University and his colleagues found that low-power groups can influence powerful parties to engage with them through their framing of the…
Rank this Week: 60

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 61

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: 62

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Jul 29

    Driver Hospitalized After 18-Wheeler Rollover Accident on Highway 63 in Bay, Arkansa

    Driver Hospitalized After 18-Wheeler Rollover Accident on Highway 63 in Bay, Arkansa
    Bay, AR — The driver of an 18-wheeler was taken to the hospital after a rollover accident in Bay, Arkansas, on Friday, July 18, 2014. The accident took place on Highway 63, around 2:45 in the morning. The name of the driver and the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 63

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
  • Jul 29

    Want Safer Communities? Throw Fewer People Behind Bar

    Want Safer Communities? Throw Fewer People Behind Bar
    Before he started singing with muppets, John Oliver showed us a lot of boxes of Cheerios. This was in the second minute of his epic rant on the state of the U.S. criminal justice system last week. Varieties of Cheerios – from "Frosted"…
  • Jul 29

    How to Save $24 Billion and Fix Our Broken Justice System

    How to Save $24 Billion and Fix Our Broken Justice System
    Here's a hypothetical for you: Someone approaches you on the street and offers you a big stack of cash with no strings attached. Do you take it? Of course you do. As much as we'd like to pretend otherwise, money matters. And that's why the…
  • Jul 29

    The Senate Jumps into the Race to Rein in NSA Surveillance

    The Senate Jumps into the Race to Rein in NSA Surveillance
    The race is on. Senator Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced today a new version of the USA Freedom Act to rein in NSA surveillance, and only 10 legislative days remain to get it through the Senate before the November elections. To put this in historical…
Rank this Week: 64

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Dallas man exonerated via testing rape kit backlog

    Dallas man exonerated via testing rape kit backlog
    While I was on vacation in Mexico last week, Texas last week saw its first exoneration in which the District Attorney proactively tested samples from rape kit backlogs and the exoneree had pled out, long ago served his time, and was not…
  • Jul 19

    A glimpse into grand jury misconduct

    A glimpse into grand jury misconduct
    Lisa Falkenberg at the Houston Chronicle has posted the first two of a three-part series describing abusive interrogation by a grand jury so intense it may cause a capital murder conviction in a police officer's death to be overturned.…
  • Jul 17

    All Ten: DPS now fingerprinting every driver at renewal

    All Ten: DPS now fingerprinting every driver at renewal
    Reversing a decade long policy implemented after the Texas House shot down the idea in 2003, the Texas Department of Public Safety earlier this year began taking all ten fingerprints of drivers when they apply for a license or a renewal.…
Rank this Week: 66

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: 65

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Blogging of material in court records: can publicly available information be confidential?

    Blogging of material in court records: can publicly available information be confidential?
    From the case HORACE FRAZIER HUNTER v. VIRGINIA STATE BAR, EX REL. THIRD DISTRICT COMMITTEE, 285 Va. 485; 744 S.E.2d 611 (Va. 2013):All of Hunter's blog posts involved cases that had been concluded. Moreover, the VSB [p. 503] concedes that…
  • Jul 28

    As Beats goes after Chinese counterfeiters, Bose goes after Beat

    As Beats goes after Chinese counterfeiters, Bose goes after Beat
    From within an article titled Bose Sues Beats Electronics, Alleging Patent Violations in Design of Beats Studios, Solos. We do know, however, that if Bose manages to win its case, Beats could be in trouble. Just as Beats is suing Chinese…
  • Jul 28

    Boston Globe expounds on plagiarism

    Boston Globe expounds on plagiarism
    The Boston Globe discusses recent plagiarism incidents in an article Plagiarism incidents undercut message to studentsIncluded in the text isa high school principal in New York apologized after writing a yearbook message that was nearly…
Rank this Week: 67

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: 68

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

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

    Reynolds v. Texas & Pacific Railway Company

    Reynolds v. Texas & Pacific Railway Company
    In reading Ken Abraham’s excellent article on “Self-Proving Causation,” I was introduced to a delightful Louisiana case captioned above.  Plaintiff and his family were at a station to board a train.  The train…
  • Jul 29

    Article Stub: Contracting into Federal Common Law

    Article Stub: Contracting into Federal Common Law
      [I'm writing a series of posts I call article stubs - the germs of papers I'll likely never write. Here was the first, finding offerors under 2-207. Dan Markel might - or more likely might not -…
  • Jul 29

    MarkelFest! at SEALS

    MarkelFest! at SEALS
    Howard Wasserman and the team at Prawfs have organized a get-together at SEALS in memory of Dan Markel for this Saturday, and we at CoOp are honored to co-sponsor it. I’m sure this is the first of many conferences where Dan’s…
Rank this Week: 69

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse…

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Notices

Features copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret cease and desist notices.

http://www.chillingeffects.org/
Rank this Week: 70

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: 71

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: 72

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 73

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Home Again (Munich)

    Home Again (Munich)
    Back again--this time from Munich, with a side trip to Bregenz in Austria, this last for a taste of the Bregenzer Festspiele, hitherto unknown to me. That would comprise--let me count here--ah, yes, six--operas in about ten days which is…
  • Jul 13

    The Cartel Puzzle

    The Cartel Puzzle
    Here's a homework assignment to occupy your minds while I'm away.*  In the winter/spring of 1901, J. P. Morgan and his minions assembled what became if not the first, then certainly one of the greatest, of industrial cartels.  The…
  • Jul 13

    Ending the Great Stagnation: Some Practical Issue

    Ending the Great Stagnation: Some Practical Issue
    I don't know if it's just happenstance or just me but the flavor du jour of a lot of my reading lately has been how we've just got to do something to dig ourselves out from under this debt mountain.   Public, maybe, okay, maybe…
Rank this Week: 74

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Rochelle Sterling Victorious in Court

    Rochelle Sterling Victorious in Court
    On Monday, Judge Michael Levanas of Los Angeles Superior Court ruled that Rochelle Sterling had properly followed the directions of the family trust in removing Donald Sterling as co-trustee and that the sale of the team could be completed.…
  • Jul 29

    Roth IRA Conversion

    Roth IRA Conversion
    When the income limits on Roth IRAs were lifted in 2010, they grew significantly in popularity. As a result, the ability to recharacterize a conversion is being used proactively. To take advantage, advisors help clients convert traditional…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 75

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

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

    Meat Industry Loses Appeal on Country-of Origin-Labeling

    Meat Industry Loses Appeal on Country-of Origin-Labeling
    The meat industry may still be waiting on the World Trade Organization to make a call on country-of-origin labeling (COOL), but in the meantime they’ve lost another round in their fight against the rule in the D.C. Circuit courts. COOL…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 76

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Data Security Council of India Announces Vodafone India Limited as DSCI Privacy Certified Organization

    Data Security Council of India Announces Vodafone India Limited as DSCI Privacy Certified Organization
    On July 22, 2014, the Data Security Council of India announced that Vodafone India Limited has been deemed a "DSCI Privacy Certified" organization. This is the first such certification for a telecommunications company in India.
  • Jul 23

    Hunton Global Privacy Update – July 2014

    Hunton Global Privacy Update – July 2014
    On July 15, 2014, the Hunton and Williams Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group hosted the latest webcast in its Hunton Global Privacy Update series. This blog post provides a link to a recording of the session, and to previous…
  • Jul 22

    New Cybersecurity Center to Be Established in Belgium

    New Cybersecurity Center to Be Established in Belgium
    On July 17, 2014, the Belgian government announced that it has finalized a Royal Decree on the establishment of a national Cybersecurity Center to oversee cybersecurity issues in Belgium. The Cybersecurity Center is expected to be operational…
Rank this Week: 77

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Jul 28

    The Arrival of Frackers in Co. Fermanagh raises Cross-Border Human Rights Concern

    The Arrival of Frackers in Co. Fermanagh raises Cross-Border Human Rights Concern
    We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Dr Louise Mallinder of the Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster. You can follow Louise on Twitter @MallinderLouise In the dead of night on 21 July 2014, Tamboran…
  • Jul 24

    A Modest Proposal on Abortion Reform in Ireland

    A Modest Proposal on Abortion Reform in Ireland
    Yesterday the UN Human Rights Committee released its Concluding Observations on Ireland’s compliance with the ICCPR, following hearings in Geneva on which Máiréad Enright blogged here and here. Those Concluding…
  • Jul 23

    The UK report on socio-economic rights: guilty by omission?

    The UK report on socio-economic rights: guilty by omission?
    We are delighted to welcome back Ben Warwick with a guest post on the recent  UK report on socio-economic rights sent to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Ben is a Graduate Teaching…
Rank this Week: 78

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, and family law in Virginia.

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Where Should You File Your Family Law Case?

    Where Should You File Your Family Law Case?
    The Difference Between Jurisdiction and Venue Jurisdiction and venue are two very different legal terms that are often, and wrongly, used interchangeably. Jurisdiction is the power of a court to adjudicate a case upon the merits and…
  • Jul 24

    How to Lock in Your Custody Agreement and Avoid an Appeal

    How to Lock in Your Custody Agreement and Avoid an Appeal
    The juvenile and domestic relations district courts (“J&DR courts”) in the Commonwealth of Virginia have jurisdiction over cases to determine child custody and visitation. While this jurisdiction is “concurrent”…
  • Jul 21

    Green Cards Through the Immigration Registry

    Green Cards Through the Immigration Registry
    I recently handled the immigration case of an individual who has resided in the U.S. since the late 1950s. Having entered on a farmworker visa and then falling out of status once the visa expired, my client filed for a green card based on a…
Rank this Week: 80

Our News & Stories

Our News & Stories

Features Penn Law news.

http://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/news/
  • Jul 24

    Penn Law welcomes LLM class of 2015

    Penn Law welcomes LLM class of 2015
    In July Penn Law welcomed 117 internationally trained lawyers, judges, NGO leaders, faculty members, government officials and other legal professionals to the campus for a year of graduate study in the LLM program.
  • Jul 23

    Summer employment dispatch: Catherine Eagan L’16

    Summer employment dispatch: Catherine Eagan L’16
    This dispatch from Catherine Eagan L'16 is one in a series of firsthand accounts by Law School students about how their summer employment opportunities are preparing them for their legal careers. Eagan, from New…
  • Jul 20

    Jeffrey Vagle named Executive Director of Penn Law’s Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition

    Jeffrey Vagle named Executive Director of Penn Law’s Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition
    The Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (CTIC) at the University of Pennsylvania Law School has appointed Jeffrey Vagle as the Center's first Executive Director.
Rank this Week: 79

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

Features library news and information. From the College of Law of England and Wales.

http://guildfordlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jun 20

    Summer Vacation Opening Hours for the Library and LRC IT Room

    Summer Vacation Opening Hours for the Library and LRC IT Room
    Until Sunday 27 July, the Library and LRC IT Rooms will be open as normal (8.30am – 10.00pm on weekdays, 8.30am until 6.00pm at weekends.) From Monday 28 July to Friday 12 September, the following opening times will apply: LIBRARY…
  • Jun 20

    Library computer system upgrade

    Library computer system upgrade
    To allow for an upgrade to the University’s Library computer system, online access to the library catalogue and to library accounts will be unavailable from the end of Tuesday 24 June until Thursday 26 June. The library’s…
  • May 14

    Westlaw Student Associate 2014/2015

    Westlaw Student Associate 2014/2015
    Applications for the post of Westlaw Student Associate 2014/15 are welcome from current GDL or final-year LLB students. The closing date for applications is 23rd May.  Please click on the link below for further details.  If you…
Rank this Week: 81

IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    European Patent Reform: a high-power forum may be heading your way ...

    European Patent Reform: a high-power forum may be heading your way ...
    MIP: food for thoughtWhile interest in the governance of Eponia (the eponymous Central European fiefdom of the European Patent Office) runs gratifyingly high, as the comments posted to Merpel's Sunday night blogpost testify, a more serious…
  • Jul 29

    Kanye West Ain’t No (Crypto) Banker

    Kanye West Ain’t No (Crypto) Banker
    His Account is Not Likely OverdrawnOne of the defendants in the ‘Coinye West’ trademark infringement suit entered into a consent agreement with Kanye West and his company Mascotte Holdings (Plaintiffs) over the Coinye West…
  • Jul 29

    Phew, what a scorcher! Police apply Sunblock to red-hot fake sales website

    Phew, what a scorcher! Police apply Sunblock to red-hot fake sales website
    "Police placing anti-piracy warning ads on illegal sites", by Dave Lee, appears on the BBC website here. This piece reads, in relevant part, as follows:"The City of London police has started placing banner advertisements on websites believed…
Rank this Week: 82

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois civil procedure, the Illinois Wrongful Death Act, medical malpractice and medical device liability. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicago-personal-injury-lawyer-blawg.com
  • Jun 17

    $14,000 Cook County Jury Verdict for Rear-End Crash

    $14,000 Cook County Jury Verdict for Rear-End Crash
    On Oct. 30, 2009, Filberto Meza, 37, was traveling eastbound on 25th Street at Central in Cicero, Ill., when his car crashed into the rear end of a stopped motor vehicle.  Juan Magana and Raquel Magana were driver and passenger in that…
  • Jun 16

    $38,000 Jury Verdict Where Car Hits and Injures Teen Standing in Roadway Near a Disabled Car

    $38,000 Jury Verdict Where Car Hits and Injures Teen Standing in Roadway Near a Disabled Car
    On Dec. 15, 2000, Patrick Broderick was driving southbound on Schoolhouse Road when icy conditions caused him to lose control of his car.  His vehicle came to a rest on a snow bank on the east side of the road.  A good Samaritan…
  • May 9

    $971,000 Jury Verdict for Contractor Who Sued for Unpaid Work at the Pritzker Mansion

    $971,000 Jury Verdict for Contractor Who Sued for Unpaid Work at the Pritzker Mansion
    This was a breach of contract case that started out in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County and then became a law matter tried before a jury. In this case, a verdict of $971,858 was the outcome in a lawsuit brought by the…
Rank this Week: 83

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: 84

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 85

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: 86

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

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

    Rohloff v. NHL: Taking on the NHL for Players’ Brain Damage

    Rohloff v. NHL: Taking on the NHL for Players’ Brain Damage
      Two years ago, Minnesota Litigator noted the work of sports law specialist, William A. Staar, about a new wave of litigation over head injuries. Today the NHL heard from an old alum, Jon Rohloff of Cohasset, Minnesota who played…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 87

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

Covers international extradition and transnational criminal defense. By McNabb Associates.

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    “Extradited Briton Babar Ahmad admits terrorism offences”

    “Extradited Briton Babar Ahmad admits terrorism offences”
    BBC on December 10, 2013 released the following: By: Dominic Casciani “A British man who spent eight years fighting extradition to the US has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges. Babar Ahmad, 39, from south London, admitted conspiracy…
  • Oct 3

    “Alleged Al-Qaeda Member Extradited to U.S. to Face Charges in Terrorism Conspiracy”

    “Alleged Al-Qaeda Member Extradited to U.S. to Face Charges in Terrorism Conspiracy”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on October 3, 2013 released the following: “Defendant and Others Planned Suicide Bomb Attack Against Americans in Europe WASHINGTON— Nizar Trabelsi, a Tunisian national, has been…
  • Oct 3

    “Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi extradited to US on terror charges”

    “Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi extradited to US on terror charges”
    BBC on October 3, 2013 released the following: “A Tunisian man jailed in Belgium in 2003 for planning to attack a Nato air base has been extradited to the US to face further charges. Nizar Trabelsi faces several charges linked to the…
Rank this Week: 88

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers birth injuries, medical device liability, medical misdiagnosis and surgical errors. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-blog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Morphine Overdose Causes Death of Hospital Patient

    Morphine Overdose Causes Death of Hospital Patient
    A 65-year-old woman, we’ll call her Ms. Doe, underwent a successful elective surgery at a California hospital and was later transferred to a private room. The woman was stable by midnight that day, but three hours later nurses found her…
  • Jul 22

    Coronary Bypass Surgery Claimed to be Unnecessary; Trial Ends with Deadlocked Jury

    Coronary Bypass Surgery Claimed to be Unnecessary; Trial Ends with Deadlocked Jury
    A Cook County jury was deadlocked after four days of deliberation in a case in which the plaintiff claimed she underwent an unnecessary coronary bypass surgery. Maryann Giannetti was 52 years old when she underwent a stress test at St. Joseph…
  • Jul 17

    The Issue of Saying Sorry by Doctors and Others Is Not Always an Admission of Wrongdoing

    The Issue of Saying Sorry by Doctors and Others Is Not Always an Admission of Wrongdoing
    A Tuesday, July 15, 2014 a story in the Science section of the New York Times covered the circumstances in which doctors are faced with a dilemma in practice. They are reluctant to say to a patient or his or her family that they were sorry…
Rank this Week: 89

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Covers cruise passenger and crew safety, seafarer conditions, maritime law and all types of injuries at sea. By Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.

http://blog.lipcon.com/
  • Jul 27

    Is the Cruise Ship Accident Rate Really Increasing? (Part 3)

    Is the Cruise Ship Accident Rate Really Increasing? (Part 3)
    As we discussed in Part 1 and Part 2 of our blog series, cruise ship accidents have seemed to occur with greater frequency lately, but it’s not necessarily because a greater number of accidents are happening. It only appears that way…
  • Jul 26

    Is the Cruise Ship Accident Rate Really Increasing? (Part 2)

    Is the Cruise Ship Accident Rate Really Increasing? (Part 2)
    In Part 1 of our three-part blog series, we discussed a pressing matter that’s been on the minds of several people lately, including each admiralty attorney at our firm – cruise ship accidents. Though the cruise industry has never…
  • Jul 25

    Is the Cruise Ship Accident Rate Really Increasing? (Part 1)

    Is the Cruise Ship Accident Rate Really Increasing? (Part 1)
    These days, it’s hard to turn on the TV or read a newspaper without hearing about a tragic accident involving a cruise ship. Whether it’s a mechanical issue or Norovirus outbreak, cruise lines seem to be constantly plagued with…
Rank this Week: 91