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Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

Covers managing in-house counsel groups. By Rees Morrison.

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    Lawyer Resistance to Seeking Feedback from Their Client

    Lawyer Resistance to Seeking Feedback from Their Client
    by James S. Wilber, Esq., Altman Weil, Inc.   As companies continue to pay careful attention to controlling costs, law departments remain under scrutiny. Accordingly, in-house lawyers regularly look for ways to demonstrate value to their…
  • Feb 23

    Show foreign and domestic participants by level (Feb 23, 2015)

    Show foreign and domestic participants by level (Feb 23, 2015)
    Having completed a client satisfaction survey, you can sort your participants all kinds of ways. Let’s give an example by sorting the participants by level and then also identifying them by their office location. Assume that all we do…
  • Feb 18

    The Importance of Confidentiality in Law Department Client Survey

    The Importance of Confidentiality in Law Department Client Survey
    by James S. Wilber, Esq., Altman Weil, Inc.   Most law departments periodically use written or online surveys to gauge the satisfaction of clients with the services they (and outside counsel) provide. A question that often arises is…
Rank this Week: 46

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    No toleration for Novartis - rivastigmine patch patent declared invalid

    No toleration for Novartis - rivastigmine patch patent declared invalid
    It has been all quiet on the pharma patent front since the beginning of March (when the epic series of first instance decisions on Swiss form claims came to and end: see here, here, here and here), and so this moggy was delighted when there…
  • Apr 27

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...
    This week we celebrate the 43rd weekly listing of the previous week's Katposts, once again cunningly contrived and collated by our friend and ally Alberto Bellan.  For the benefit of newcomers to this weblog, of which there have…
  • Apr 26

    Practically perfect in every way? Well it's not bad for a Distance Learning Course in Copyright

    Practically perfect in every way? Well it's not bad for a Distance Learning Course in Copyright
    Behind every distance learningcourse, there's a great postman(not forgetting the cat)Almost exactly one year ago, in "Stay close, but keep your distance? No paradox really ...", this Kat posted a short piece about the advantages and…
Rank this Week: 47

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    Ndiaye: Les organisations internationales africaines et le maintien de la paix

    Ndiaye: Les organisations internationales africaines et le maintien de la paix
    Papa Samba Ndiaye has published Les organisations internationales africaines et le maintien de la paix : L'exemple de la CEDEAO (L'Harmattan 2014). Here’s the abstract: Ce livre vise à comprendre et à expliquer les…
  • Apr 27

    New Issue: Global Policy

    New Issue: Global Policy
    The latest issue of Global Policy (Vol. 6, no. 2, May 2015) is out. Contents include:David Hulme, Antonio Savoia & Kunal Sen, Governance as a Global Development Goal? Setting, Measuring and Monitoring the Post-2015 Development Agenda …
  • Apr 27

    Attard, Fitzmaurice, & Martinez Gutierrez: The IMLI Manual on International Maritime Law

    Attard, Fitzmaurice, & Martinez Gutierrez: The IMLI Manual on International Maritime Law
    David Attard (International Maritime Law Institute), Malgosia Fitzmaurice (Queen Mary, Univ. of London - Law), & Norman A. Martinez Gutierrez (International Maritime Law Institute) have published The IMLI Manual on International Maritime…
Rank this Week: 48

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
  • Mar 25

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.
    What happens when you surrender a home in bankruptcy?  Must you move the second a bankruptcy is filed?  Do they give you time to move or will your possessions be thrown out on the front lawn for the neighbors to view? When you…
  • Mar 24

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?
    Most of the posts on this blog, and in fact on most bankruptcy blogs, focus on the consumer as the bankruptcy debtor.  That makes sense–most bankruptcy cases involve a consumer debtor and a number of institutional creditors,…
  • Mar 21

    U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Chapter 7 Junior Mortgage “Lien Strip” Case

    U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Chapter 7 Junior Mortgage “Lien Strip” Case
    On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases involving whether a chapter 7 debtor may strip off a second (or any junior) mortgage that is not secured by the home’s actual market value. In Bank of…
Rank this Week: 49

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 50

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: 51

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    Some Background For Tomorrow's Same-Sex Marriage Arguments At the Supreme Court

    Some Background For Tomorrow's Same-Sex Marriage Arguments At the Supreme Court
    Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges and three related cases raising the question of whether states may constitutionally refuse to authorize same-sex marriages and, even if they may, whether…
  • Apr 27

    Supreme Court Grants Certiorari In Title VII Constructive Discharge Case

    Supreme Court Grants Certiorari In Title VII Constructive Discharge Case
    The U.S. Supreme Court today granted certiorari in Green v. Donahoe, (Docket No. 14-613, review granted 4/27/2015) (Order List.) The petition for certiorari in the case frames the question presented:Under federal employment…
  • Apr 27

    Georgia Company Refuses To Print Wedding Invitations For Same-Sex Couple

    Georgia Company Refuses To Print Wedding Invitations For Same-Sex Couple
    In the latest clash between business owners and same-sex couples, WXIA News reported yesterday that a suburban Atlanta printing business has refused to print wedding invitations for a same-sex couple. The owner of a Suwanee, Georgia Alpha…
Rank this Week: 52

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 53

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Nov 14

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware
    "Efforts to Repeal Death Penalty Begin Again With New Delaware Legislature," is by Shana O'Malley of WHYY-FM NewsWorks, via NBC Philadelphia. Supporters of ending capital punishment in Delaware are gearing up for another attempt to have a…
  • Nov 13

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe
    Slate posts, "Why Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?" It's by Dahlia Lithwick. A few years back, I wrote about prosecutorial misconduct in the Northern Virginia capital murder trial of Justin Wolfe. The case was one of several in the...
  • Nov 12

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
Rank this Week: 54

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/
  • Apr 27

    Toth on Public Employee Speech Law

    Toth on Public Employee Speech Law
    Michael Toth (Stanford University) has posted Out of Balance: Wrong Turns in Public Employee Speech Law (University of Massachusetts Law Review, Vol. 10, No. 2, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Although scholars offer a variety of…
  • Apr 27

    Corrado on Desert & Punishment

    Corrado on Desert & Punishment
    Michael Louis Corrado (University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law) has posted Withdrawal Pains: Giving Up Desert on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Underlying our present conception of punishment is the moral notion of…
  • Apr 27

    Burbank & Farhang on Private Enforcement of Federal Law

    Burbank & Farhang on Private Enforcement of Federal Law
    Stephen B. Burbank and Sean Farhang (University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of California, Berkeley) have posted The Subterranean Counterrevolution: The Supreme Court, the Media, and Litigation Reform (DePaul Law Review, Vol.…
Rank this Week: 55

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 56

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Motorcyclist Killed In Lancaster Car Accident

    Motorcyclist Killed In Lancaster Car Accident
    Glenn A. Grimm, 59, was killed in a Lancaster car accident, which officials say, involved a suspected drunk driver. According to a CBS news report, the fatal motorcycle accident occurred the afternoon of April 19, 2015 at the intersection of…
  • Apr 20

    Toddler Injured In Riverside County Swimming Pool Accident

    Toddler Injured In Riverside County Swimming Pool Accident
    An alert bystander played a crucial role in preventing what could have ended up as a tragic swimming pool accident in Riverside County. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, firefighter-paramedics responded the evening of April…
  • Apr 17

    Boys Drown After Driving ATV Into Pond

    Boys Drown After Driving ATV Into Pond
    Two young boys drowned after an ATV accident the afternoon of April 12, 2015. According to a news report in The Sacramento Bee, California Highway Patrol officials reported that the boys were identified as Blake Lee Cronkhite, 5, and Jayden…
Rank this Week: 57

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Apr 27

    Karnes in the News: Private Prison Company Sued For Allegedly Putting Hunger-Striking Moms In Solitary Confinement

    Karnes in the News: Private Prison Company Sued For Allegedly Putting Hunger-Striking Moms In Solitary Confinement
    Photo courtesy of ICE website Three immigrant women who say they were punished for joining a hunger strike in a Texas family detention center on Thursday sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and GEO Group, the private company that…
  • Apr 27

    Justice Jackson's Liberating Jurisprudence in Shaughnessy v. Mezei

    Justice Jackson's Liberating Jurisprudence in Shaughnessy v. Mezei
    Guest Blogger: Erich Snow, second-year law student, University of San Francisco: At the beginning of any substantive law course law students are typically shown a traditional case where the law and common sense diverge, and the students are…
  • Apr 27

    Think of Undocumented Immigrants as Parents, Not Problem

    Think of Undocumented Immigrants as Parents, Not Problem
    Roberto Suro and Marcelo M. Suárez- Orozco highlight this statistic in an op/ed in the New York Times: "Now at least one of every 15 children living in the United States has an unauthorized parent, and nearly all of those...
Rank this Week: 58

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 8

    Are overcrowded prisons unconstitutional?

    Are overcrowded prisons unconstitutional?
    Jonathan Simon interviewed by Slate, March 18, 2015 “Does the Eighth Amendment just prevent torture, or does it protect something more? If it just protects us against torture then obviously it’s a very limited right, and we have…
  • Apr 8

    Canadian politics goes to the dog

    Canadian politics goes to the dog
    Ian Haney López book cited in Victoria News, March 17, 2015 Likely no country has employed dog-whistle politics longer or with more gusto than the United States. Indeed, in a book published last year … law professor Ian Haney…
  • Apr 8

    Talking in code

    Talking in code
    Ian Haney López interviewed by Chicago Reporter, March 13, 2015 Dog whistle politics is all about the stimulation of racial fear. And yet, we should be clear on those who are doing the stimulating—on the politicians, the…
Rank this Week: 59

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    IM Staff Issues FAQs on Money Market Fund Reform

    IM Staff Issues FAQs on Money Market Fund Reform
    By Amy Leisinger, J.D.The staff of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management has issued responses to frequently asked questions related to the money market fund reforms adopted in July 2014. In addition to providing specific guidance…
  • Apr 24

    NASAA Adopts Model Business Continuity Rule for Adviser

    NASAA Adopts Model Business Continuity Rule for Adviser
    By John M. Jascob, J.D.NASAA has adopted a state model rule and related guidance concerning business continuity and succession planning for investment advisers. The model rule and guidance are intended to ensure that smaller advisers fulfill…
  • Apr 23

    State Treasurers Ask SEC to Bring Dark Money Spending Into the Light

    State Treasurers Ask SEC to Bring Dark Money Spending Into the Light
    By John Filar AtwoodFive state treasurers have written to the SEC asking it to adopt a rule to require all publicly traded companies to disclose their political spending. The treasurers of Oregon, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Washington and…
Rank this Week: 60

Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

Covers securities enforcement, securities law and going public matters. By Hamilton & Associates.

http://www.securitieslawyer101.com/blog/
  • Sep 10

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog
    Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Corporate hijackings, also known as corporate identity theft, of public shell companies has been around for more than a decade.  It  is a growing method used by fraudsters to acquire…
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
    Going Public LawyerGoing public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes with risks and quantities of…
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
    Going Public Lawyer  Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes…
Rank this Week: 61

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
  • Apr 27

    FAN 57.1 (First Amendment News) Court Denies Review in Military-Base Protest Case

    FAN 57.1 (First Amendment News) Court Denies Review in Military-Base Protest Case
    Today the Supreme Court issued its orders list in which it denied review in Apel v. United States (#14-874). Following United States v. Apel (2014), the issue in the latest Apel case was “whether in light…
  • Apr 24

    Walter Scott and The Child Support System

    Walter Scott and The Child Support System
    In the blizzard of publicity surrounding the murder of Walter Scott, the unarmed African-American who was shot in the back as he ran from a routine traffic stop, the media has somewhat belatedly discovered the criminalization of child support…
  • Apr 24

    Call for Papers–AALS Section on Law and Sport

    Call for Papers–AALS Section on Law and Sport
    The AALS Section on Law and Sports is pleased to announce the inaugural AALS Section on Law and Sports Award to recognize an individual that has made a substantial and significant contribution to scholarship, teaching, and/or service in the…
Rank this Week: 62

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

Online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall, Jr.

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New format opened April 14th

    New format opened April 14th
    A new format of this website opened before midnight, April 14th. If you are here, please update your bookmark to go to www.FourthAmendment.com. Everything is there, going back to 2006. I'd been thinking about a new format, but the cost of…
  • Apr 12

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search
    The officer lacked reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed to justify a frisk. Defendant, inter alia, made no furtive movements, and asked why the officers had to search him and his demeanor changed when it came up. Nothing here…
  • Apr 12

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
Rank this Week: 64

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: 63

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Apr 21

    Recent Trademark Decision

    Recent Trademark Decision
    BAIG v. COCA-COLA If the D Ct 'forgets' about a claim but says 'case terminated,' the case is final and appealable http://t.co/QYrivyxvMK — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) April 21, 2015 BAIG v. COCA-COLA 7 Cir NATURALLY is generic and…
  • Apr 20

    Text of CAFC Affirmance of SLANTS Rejection

    Text of CAFC Affirmance of SLANTS Rejection
    Slants CAFC ex parte appeal.pdf by martyschwimmer
  • Apr 20

    John Oliver on Patent

    John Oliver on Patent
Rank this Week: 65

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: 66

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Apr 27

    The Torque of Social Justice

    The Torque of Social Justice
    In a New York Times op-ed, Lina Nilsson bemoans the lack of women in engineering.  This has been a long-standing issue that seems to befuddle so many, given that our society has grown so dependent on scientific endeavors that…
  • Apr 27

    Found Fact

    Found Fact
    At Tempe Criminal Defense, Matt Brown writes of the conviction of Lawrence Owens for the murder of a kid on a bike carrying a bunch of baggies of crack.  Owens was ID’d, first by typical photo array and then by line-up,…
  • Apr 26

    Heavy On Bitterne

    Heavy On Bitterne
    Columbia University’s “Mattress Girl,” Emma Sulkowicz, has simultaneously become the poster girl for rape on campus and been revealed as a sham.  This hasn’t done much to change anyone’s tune about the…
Rank this Week: 68

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 27

    The New World Order for Lawyers and the Legal Profession(s)

    The New World Order for Lawyers and the Legal Profession(s)
    Ronit Dinovitzer & Bryant Garth, Lawyers and the Legal Profession, (UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-19), available at SSRN.John FloodOne of the main concerns of the authors is the structure of the legal profession in which…
  • Apr 24

    Bricolage Jurisprudence

    Bricolage Jurisprudence
    Brian BixMost people who use the terms at all treat “jurisprudence” and “legal philosophy” as interchangeable terms. In “Why Jurisprudence is Not Legal Philosophy,” Roger Cotterrell argues for a distinct…
  • Apr 22

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?
    Michael C. Donaldson, Refuge From The Storm: A Fair Use Safe Harbor For Non-Fiction Works, 59 J. Copyright Soc’y U.S.A. 477 (2012), available at SSRN.Pam SamuelsonSo much has been written on the fair use case law in the U.S. that…
Rank this Week: 67

Space Politics

Space Politics

Covers space policy, new and commentary. By Jeff Foust.

http://www.spacepolitics.com
  • Sep 2

    A new chapter

    A new chapter
    I wanted to pass along some personal news: I’ve taken a position starting today with SpaceNews, as a senior writer there. I’ll be writing there on a lot about what you’ve seen here and elsewhere: space policy, commercial…
  • Aug 28

    House members seek details on SLS/Orion schedules and spending

    House members seek details on SLS/Orion schedules and spending
    A day after NASA announced that the first SLS may not be ready for launch until as late as November 2018, two key members of the House Science Committee asked NASA for details on both the schedule and funding levels of the SLS and Orion…
  • Aug 27

    With an SLS slip looming, one senator wants to keep NASA’s budget “on track”

    With an SLS slip looming, one senator wants to keep NASA’s budget “on track”
    An announcement Wednesday by NASA that the first launch of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket could slip by nearly a year has led one key senator to suggest the program needs some budgetary help. NASA announced…
Rank this Week: 69

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Apr 27

    Importance of Bed Rail

    Importance of Bed Rail
    The Louisiana Record reported that Ronald Eugene Rudolph filed suit against Maison De’Ville Nursing Home of Harvey LLC because the facility did not provide adequate safety interventions to prevent him from falling from his bed…
  • Apr 26

    Healthy Lungs for Life

    Healthy Lungs for Life
    Lung Disease News had an interesting article on the quality of air in institutional settings.  Elderly Europeans living in nursing homes with poor air quality are at a greater risk for poor lung health. Five indoor air pollutants that…
  • Apr 25

    Sex and Dementia

    Sex and Dementia
    CBS News had an interesting article about the Iowa case involving marital relations when spouse is incompetent.  Henry and Donna Lou Rayhons are married but last year, Donna was moved into a nursing home, suffering from dementia and…
Rank this Week: 70

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Apr 26

    The Parallels between the Marriage Equality Referendum and the Divorce Referendum

    The Parallels between the Marriage Equality Referendum and the Divorce Referendum
    There are some notable similarities between the upcoming Marriage Equality Referendum and the Divorce Referendum of (almost) two decades ago, and I am not referring to the misleading ‘No’ posters that are again popping up in towns…
  • Apr 23

    Is the Marriage Equality Referendum about Human Rights?

    Is the Marriage Equality Referendum about Human Rights?
    Over the last few weeks, campaigning on Ireland’s marriage equality referendum has been taking place in earnest. While the ‘yes’ side entered the formal referendum campaign with a steady lead in the polls and has long been…
  • Apr 21

    Childbirth, Choice and the Courts: The 8th Amendment and More.

    Childbirth, Choice and the Courts: The 8th Amendment and More.
    Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution reads: ‘The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws…
Rank this Week: 72

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/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 71

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Apr 27

    Natural Rights and the "Human Right" to Intellectual Property

    Natural Rights and the "Human Right" to Intellectual Property
    I am picking up from where I left off in my prior post on human rights and intellectual property. My concern with embracing a human right to intellectual property arises from the possibility that it will lead to more expansive intellectual…
  • Apr 27

    Entry Level Hiring: The 2015 Report - Final (?) Call for Information

    Entry Level Hiring: The 2015 Report - Final (?) Call for Information
    This is, I think, the final call for information for the 2015 Entry Level Hiring Report. I currently plan to close reporting on Friday, May 1. If, however, you know that there is ongoing hiring (last year, for example, I was told that some…
  • Apr 27

    Google Announces Patent Purchase Experiment

    Google Announces Patent Purchase Experiment
    Today, Google announced a patent purchase promotion, which is an open call for those who wish to sell their patents to the company. Some details are here, while others are here. The terms are remarkably simple--between May 8 and May 22,…
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/
  • Apr 27

    Man Killed In Huntington Beach Motorcycle Accident

    Man Killed In Huntington Beach Motorcycle Accident
    Chad Wojno, 27, was killed in a Huntington Beach motorcycle accident after a vehicle struck his motorcycle the morning of April 20, 2015. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the collision occurred near Warner Avenue and…
  • Apr 20

    Five Injured In Bellflower Car Accident

    Five Injured In Bellflower Car Accident
    Five people were injured in a car accident in Bellflower after a car crashed into a Norwalk transit bus with passengers on board. According to a KABC news report, the injury collision occurred the evening of April 17, 2015. Police say an…
  • Apr 17

    Orange County Motorcycle Accident Proves Fatal

    Orange County Motorcycle Accident Proves Fatal
    Robert Baker, 70, was killed in an Orange County motorcycle accident after a vehicle struck him. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal collision occurred on Antonio Parkway near El Prado in Rancho Santa…
Rank this Week: 74

RegBlog

RegBlog

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

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 75

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: 76

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Covers consumer marketing, advertising and promotional activities. By Arnold & Porter.

http://www.consumeradvertisinglawblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    “Made in the USA” Update: California Law Upheld and FTC Closes Investigation

    “Made in the USA” Update: California Law Upheld and FTC Closes Investigation
    A California federal court denied a motion to dismiss challenging California’s strict law regulating the use of “Made in the USA” claims on preemption and constitutional grounds. As we have previously discussed,…
  • Apr 22

    Paper or Plastic? California Referendum Would Bag It

    Paper or Plastic? California Referendum Would Bag It
    For years the more conscientious among us have faced a dilemma every time we check out: “Paper or plastic?” Which is better for the environment? Do I even need a bag? And ironically, now that more of us are shopping...
  • Apr 17

    Three Data Security Breach Cases Dismissed

    Three Data Security Breach Cases Dismissed
    In March, three putative class actions stemming from data security breaches were dismissed due to lack of standing or to plaintiffs’ inability to state a valid claim. In the first, filed against national payroll service Paytime, Inc. in…
Rank this Week: 77

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart…

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart Blog

Covers divorce and family law.

http://www.arizonalawgroup.com/Legal-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 7

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona
    Child support is usually paid by the noncustodial parent. If parents share custody after divorce, the court usually chooses the parent with the larger income to pay child support. Child support agreements differ from case to case and depend…
  • Jun 30

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?
    Standardized field sobriety tests or "SFSTs" are used by law enforcement to ascertain whether a driver is intoxicated. All law enforcement agencies throughout the nation have to abide by the same standard of field sobriety testing set by the…
  • Feb 11

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law
    In the state of Arizona, there are three major drunk driving statutes: Title 28-1381 – Driving Under the Influence Title 28-1382 – Extreme / Super Extreme DUI Title 28-1383 – Aggravated Driving Under the Influence Title…
Rank this Week: 78

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Apr 27

    E. coli Recall of Hamburger

    E. coli Recall of Hamburger
    Skyline Provisions, Inc., a Harvey, Ill., establishment, is recalling 1,029 pounds of beef products contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.…
  • Apr 27

    Ohio Butulism Cases Rise to 31 from Church Potluck

    Ohio Butulism Cases Rise to 31 from Church Potluck
    Based on laboratory tests and interviews with potluck attendees, public health officials have concluded that potato salad made with home-canned potatoes is the likely cause of a foodborne botulism outbreak following a church potluck in…
  • Apr 26

    Blue Bell Listeria Numbers Creeping Up

    Blue Bell Listeria Numbers Creeping Up
    As of April 21, 2015, a total of ten patients infected with several strains of Listeria monocytogenes were reported from four states: Arizona (1), Kansas (5), Oklahoma (1), and Texas (3). Illness onset dates ranged from January 2010 through…
Rank this Week: 79

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 27

    State Bar Judge Rules To Disbar Lawyer for Misappropriation

    State Bar Judge Rules To Disbar Lawyer for Misappropriation
    When Michael Scott Keck removed $55,000 from the trust fund of a client who was in prison in order to repay a debt to another client, the bar suspended him from practice. Now, a State Bar Court judge has recommended...
  • Apr 27

    Estate Tax Payers Outnumbered by Moon Walker

    Estate Tax Payers Outnumbered by Moon Walker
    On his April 17th show, Bill Maher made an “out-of-this world” comparison to undermine the argument that the estate tax threatens the livelihoods of “family farmers.” Of the 5,000 Americans who paid the estate tax in 2013, twenty…
  • Apr 27

    Article on Taxpayer Guidance Mitigating Tax Compliance Risk

    Article on Taxpayer Guidance Mitigating Tax Compliance Risk
    Jeffrey Anand (Hofstra University School of Law) recently published an article entitled, Virtual Economies Virtually Unregulated: How Clear Taxpayer Guidance Can Mitigate Tax Compliance Risks, 43 Hofstra L. Rev. 253-290 (2014). Provided below…
Rank this Week: 81

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]
    For patient investors everywhere. ---- The Regulator Who Explained the Worldhttps://hbr.org/2012/03/the-regulator-who-explained-th.html ---- Shared via my feedly reader Sent from my iPhone
  • Aug 28

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...
    The answer is I'm fine, thanks for askin.' Just that my blogging tastes seem to have changed, at least for the moment. Maybe they'll change again. In the meantime, if I feel I have something to say, I suppose I will post it here but then…
  • Aug 18

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
Rank this Week: 80

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Apr 27

    Samuell Boulevard Accident n Dallas Leaves 2 People Injured, Driver Arrested for DWI

    Samuell Boulevard Accident n Dallas Leaves 2 People Injured, Driver Arrested for DWI
    Dallas, TX — A man named Juan Diaz Lizama, 20 years old, was arrested in Dallas near Tenison Park after his pickup truck crashed into a motorcycle and badly injured two people: a 37-year old woman and a 60-year old man. The accident…
  • Apr 27

    Officer Arthur Hill Injured after 18-Wheeler Accident in Lake Ronkonkoma on LIE

    Officer Arthur Hill Injured after 18-Wheeler Accident in Lake Ronkonkoma on LIE
    Lake Ronkonkoma, NY — A police officer who was simply trying to direct traffic on the LIE (Long Island Expressway) was injured this Monday, April 27, after his patrol car was hit and dragged by an 18-wheeler truck. He was identified as…
  • Apr 27

    San Antonio, TX: Man Injured by Car While Crossing Street on Stone Oak Parkway

    San Antonio, TX: Man Injured by Car While Crossing Street on Stone Oak Parkway
    San Antonio, TX — Police said that a man in San Antonio was badly injured this past Saturday morning (April 25, 2015) after he was hit by a car along Oak Stone Parkway. They said that the wreck happened around 2:00 a.m. in the morning,…
Rank this Week: 82

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/
  • Apr 26

    First TDCJ prisoners pass 30-year mark in solitary confinement

    First TDCJ prisoners pass 30-year mark in solitary confinement
    TDCJ ad-seg cell interior. Statesman/TDCJ.Ugh. Eric Dexheimer at the Austin Statesman reports (April 25) that, on April 10, Texas witnessed the first of a wave of prisoners in solitary confinement who have passed the thirty-consecutive year…
  • Apr 26

    News of TX overdose undercount bolsters 'Good Samaritan' bill

    News of TX overdose undercount bolsters 'Good Samaritan' bill
    As the Texas Senate Criminal Justice Committee prepares to hear overdose prevention legislation (HB 225 by Guillen/Watson) on Tuesday, news comes that the state has dramatically and systematically undercounted overdose deaths in recent…
  • Apr 26

    Texas Voices standing against sex offender residency restriction

    Texas Voices standing against sex offender residency restriction
    Texas Voices, a group made up of families of people on Texas' sex offender registry and others who support reform of Texas sex offender statutes, has been quite active this session, and it's a good thing.As Grits told their indefatigable…
Rank this Week: 83

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 84

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/
Rank this Week: 85

Manpower Employment Blawg

Manpower Employment Blawg

Covers employment law. By Mark Toth.Covers employment law. By Mark Toth.

http://manpowerblogs.com
  • Nov 26

    DECEMBER WORKPLACE CELEBRATIONS

    DECEMBER WORKPLACE CELEBRATIONS
    To help ensure that you stay on top of all the latest workplace developments, the following is our guide to some of the lesser-known holidays your employees might be observing in December.
  • Nov 20

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    The Blawg is truly really extremely very THANKFUL for each and every one of its wonderful visitors.
  • Nov 19

    FACEBOOK FESTIVAL FROLICKING = FMLA FRAUD FIRING?

    FACEBOOK FESTIVAL FROLICKING = FMLA FRAUD FIRING?
    Last week, we asked you to be the judge in a rather fascinating FMLA case. To review … The Fact
Rank this Week: 86

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/
  • Apr 24

    Norwegian Cruise Line Announces All-Inclusive Alcohol Option for Select Sailings: What Does This Mean for Passenger Safety?

    Norwegian Cruise Line Announces All-Inclusive Alcohol Option for Select Sailings: What Does This Mean for Passenger Safety?
    The cruise ship accident lawyers at our firm have often discussed how dangerous it can be for cruise passengers to become intoxicated while on a ship. Unfortunately, cruise lines tend to promote a drinking culture, as a huge portion of their…
  • Apr 23

    3 Tips to Save Money While Cruising

    3 Tips to Save Money While Cruising
    Cruising can be a lot of fun. From the food to the entertainment, there are a lot of benefits a cruise vacation can offer over a land-based escape. But it while cruising does have its perks, our cruise attorneys here at LMAW know that costs…
  • Apr 21

    3 Holland America Cruise Ship Passengers Injured and Hospitalized; Are the Incidents Related?

    3 Holland America Cruise Ship Passengers Injured and Hospitalized; Are the Incidents Related?
    Our cruise ship accident lawyers have often reported on an array of different passenger illnesses and injuries that have ensued on the high seas. Incidents have ranged from emergencies related to pre-existing passenger medical conditions, to…
Rank this Week: 87

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Apr 27

    Why hasn't say on pay worked?

    Why hasn't say on pay worked?
    Marc Hodak dismantles James Surowiecki's arguments in Why CEO Pay Reform Failed, concluding: So, why have the reforms been so ineffective? Indeed, they have targeted the wrong things. Say-on-Pay was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 27

    Just how scared should closeted Christian law professors be?

    Just how scared should closeted Christian law professors be?
    Brian Leiter weighs in on the discussion of Rod Dreher's Professor Kingsfield (see preceding post): ...a story allegedly about a fearful closeted Christian law professor at an elite school? The late... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 26

    On closeted Christian law professors: Thoughts on Dreher's Kingsfield

    On closeted Christian law professors: Thoughts on Dreher's Kingsfield
    I recently came across a several week old column by Rod Dreher. in which he bemoans the state of religious liberty in the USA. (HT: Paul Caron) What particularly caught my eye, however, was Dreher's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 88

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 89

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: 90