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New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Determining if two positions are similar within the meaning of Education Law §3013 in a layoff situation

    Determining if two positions are similar within the meaning of Education Law §3013 in a layoff situation
    Determining if two positions are similar within the meaning of Education Law §3013 in a layoff situationAppeal of Arnold Goldberg, Decisions of the Commissioner of Education, Decision No. 16,635Arnold Goldberg held a tenured appointment…
  • Aug 20

    Limiting access to sensitive electronic database

    Limiting access to sensitive electronic database
    Limiting access to sensitive electronic databases  Source: Office of New York State’s Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoliConcerned with access to sensitive materials contained in an electronic database, State Comptroller Thomas P.…
  • Aug 19

    Tampering with a public record

    Tampering with a public record
    Tampering with a public recordOATH Index No. 1297/14The employer alleged that its project manager, without authorization, altered two work orders signed by his supervisor. He then e-mailed the orders to the contractor despite the fact that…
Rank this Week: 46

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Motorcyclist Seriously Injured Riverside Car Accident

    Motorcyclist Seriously Injured Riverside Car Accident
    A teen motorcyclist suffered major injuries in a Riverside car accident after a vehicle turning left struck him. According to a news report in The Press Enterprise, the motorcycle accident occurred the evening of August 13, 2014 in front of…
  • Aug 18

    One Killed, 13 People Injured In El Monte Freeway Pileup

    One Killed, 13 People Injured In El Monte Freeway Pileup
    Maydelin Salas, 5, was killed and 13 others were injured in a 11-vehicle crash on the eastbound 60 Freeway at Santa Anita Avenue in El Monte. According to a news report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the fatal crash and pileup occurred…
  • Aug 11

    Two Recent Dog Attacks In Riverside County Injure Children

    Two Recent Dog Attacks In Riverside County Injure Children
    At least two dog bite cases have been reported out of Riverside County just over the last few weeks. According to a KABC news report, a 5-year-old boy in Thermal was bitten on his face and an arm by a German Shepherd mix. The boy was…
Rank this Week: 47

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Aug 21

    Practitioner Toolkit on Refugee and Asylee Adjustment

    Practitioner Toolkit on Refugee and Asylee Adjustment
    The Boston University School of Law Immigrants' Rights Clinic and the Penn State Dickinson School of Law Center for Immigrants' Rights are pleased to release a practitioner toolkit on refugee and asylee adjustment. This toolkit was prepared…
  • Aug 21

    California Legislation for Funds and Assistance for Unaccompanied Minor

    California Legislation for Funds and Assistance for Unaccompanied Minor
    From California Governor Brown: Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and members of the Latino Legislative Caucus today announced legislation…
  • Aug 21

    Your Playlist: Lucas, Spin the Globe

    Your Playlist: Lucas, Spin the Globe
    A few years ago, I had the pleasure of hearing immprof Jayesh Rathod of American University Washington College of Law speak about using music in the classroom. He noted that music can be a terrific pedagogical tool, helping to illustrate...
Rank this Week: 48

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 21

    Providing for Your Pet

    Providing for Your Pet
    Losing a pet can be just as difficult as losing a family member. While many people outlive their pets, there is also the possibility that a pet can outlive their owner. In this situation, many pet owners would want their...
  • Aug 21

    Same-Sex Marriages Delayed by Supreme Court

    Same-Sex Marriages Delayed by Supreme Court
    On Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court granted a request to delay the enforcement of an appeals court ruling that overturned Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban. For gay and lesbian couples, this means they are currently unable to legally wed.…
  • Aug 21

    Twitter's New Policy Removes Images of Deceased

    Twitter's New Policy Removes Images of Deceased
    Late Tuesday Twitter indicated it would be removing images and videos of deceased people at the request of family members; however, it put conditions on the policy. Twitter made this announcement a week after the daughter of the late…
Rank this Week: 49

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
  • Aug 20

    PASPA, Uniformity Requirements, and the “Equal Sovereignty” Principle

    PASPA, Uniformity Requirements, and the “Equal Sovereignty” Principle
    Fans of federalism and/or sports-betting were likely disappointed to see the Supreme Court deny cert last month in Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association.  The case involved the constitutionality of the federal Professional…
  • Aug 20

    Some Textual Question

    Some Textual Question
    I was rereading the Constitution the other day, and two things stuck out this time that I had not thought about before. 1.  Article I, Section 3 says “each senator shall have one Vote.”  But Article I never says that…
  • Aug 20

    FAN 28 (First Amendment News) — The Demise of Stare Decisis?

    FAN 28 (First Amendment News) — The Demise of Stare Decisis?
    Start here: “Under the conventional view of constitutional adjudication, dubious precedents enjoy a presumption of validity through the doctrine of stare decisis.” Okay, so much for the gospel regularly taught in law schools. But…
Rank this Week: 50

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    CAFC explores double-patenting in Abbvie v. Kennedy Institute; Kennedy loses.

    CAFC explores double-patenting in Abbvie v. Kennedy Institute; Kennedy loses.
    In Abbvie v. Kennedy Institute;, Judge Dyk gives an expansive review of double-patenting.We now make explicit what was implicit in Gilead:the doctrine of obviousness-type double patenting contin-ues to apply where two patents that claim the…
  • Aug 20

    What is a reasonable interpretation of the teachings of the prior art?

    What is a reasonable interpretation of the teachings of the prior art?
    PatentDocs, in discussing the recent Apotex case on inequitable conduct, wroteThe opinion did draw an important distinction:To be clear, we agree with Apotex that Dr. Sherman had no duty to disclose his own suspicions or beliefs regarding the…
  • Aug 20

    Forbes criticizing Forbes on patents; one poseur dumping on another poseur?

    Forbes criticizing Forbes on patents; one poseur dumping on another poseur?
    A definition of a poseur is a person who pretends to be what he or she is not. Writers at Forbes pretend to be knowledgeable about patents. Criticizing an earlier Forbes piece [covered in IPBiz as Forbes dipping into yellow journalism on…
Rank this Week: 51

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Aug 12

    Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Asset

    Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Asset
    Tracy Coenen, author of “Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Assets,” shares her insight on uncovering financial details to ensure that divorce settlements are fair and…
  • Aug 5

    Daubert Challenges For Expert Witnesse

    Daubert Challenges For Expert Witnesse
    Expert witnesses frequently run into Daubert challenges, through which opposing counsel is trying to prevent the witness from providing expert testimony at trial. Tracy Coenen talks about how she handles Daubert challenges in her litigation…
  • Jul 30

    White Collar Fraud: How to Screw Investor

    White Collar Fraud: How to Screw Investor
    Sam Antar, former CFO of massive fraud Crazy Eddie, was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal.
Rank this Week: 52

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

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

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Aug 21

    USA v. Kerik v. Tacopina v. Kerik Lurches Forward

    USA v. Kerik v. Tacopina v. Kerik Lurches Forward
    The three-headed Kerik Tacopina litigation is slowly moving forward. As the Daily News observed today, the animosity between the parties has clearly spilled over to the lawyers, who are slugging it out in grand style.These claims and…
  • Aug 20

    Jabbar Collins Settle

    Jabbar Collins Settle
    Jabbar Collins, a man wrongly convicted by former Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes's office in 1995 for a murder he did not commit, has finally obtained the justice he was seeking. Earlier this year, he settled his claims against…
  • Aug 17

    Reality Check, Please

    Reality Check, Please
    Kevin O'Keefe, whose "Real Lawyers Have Blogs," is someone I read regularly. His take on how and why to blog is informative and useful. However, I must take issue with his post yesterday, "Every law student is on law review."I get that…
Rank this Week: 53

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Aug 19

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox
    Christopher Hoofnagle writes for Medium, August 4, 2014 Privacy surveys find that individuals care about privacy, but any observer of social networks can find a great deal of profligate, ill-advised information sharing. 
  • Aug 19

    American exceptionism

    American exceptionism
    Jonathan Simon interviewed on This is Hell, August 2, 2014 “2014 is to mass incarceration what 1964 was to segregation – the year that it became totally discredited, but also ended up becoming the norm for American society.”
  • Aug 19

    Botox maker Allergan’s takeover defense speed bump

    Botox maker Allergan’s takeover defense speed bump
    Steven Davidoff Solomon and Peter J. Henning write for The New York Times, August 1, 2014 Allergan has taken a well-worn route to fight off a takeover bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals and William A. Ackman’s hedge fund,…
Rank this Week: 54

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law…

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

Covers immigration laws, legislation, and news.

http://blogs.ilw.com/blog.php?29221-Greg-Siskind-on-Immigration-Law-and-Policy
Rank this Week: 55

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Aug 21

    It’s A Poor Mechanic Who Blames The Terry Stop

    It’s A Poor Mechanic Who Blames The Terry Stop
    After the monumentally disturbing op-ed in the Washington Post by “homeland security” professor Sunil Dutta,  I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me, Judge Richard Kopf posed an…
  • Aug 21

    A Test of Sorts: Kajieme Powell

    A Test of Sorts: Kajieme Powell
    A question was posed about what could have been going through Kajieme Powell as he waited for St. Louis police to arrive.  Lacking that magical power to read the minds of others, to project my thoughts into his and assume…
  • Aug 20

    Being Right Means Never Having To Say You’re Sorry

    Being Right Means Never Having To Say You’re Sorry
    To a UC Santa Barbara professor of feminist studies, there are small wrongs and big wrongs.  Mireille Miller-Young committed a small wrong, for which she offered a small apology in anticipation of sentence: “As much as the images…
Rank this Week: 56

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: 57

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 21

    Why Checks and Balances Must Come First

    Why Checks and Balances Must Come First
    In my last post, I posed a question to readers: Do we need a global digital bill of rights? It was also the topic of a fascinating panel discussion I moderated in at the CBA’s CLC in St. John’s last week. Perhaps predictably,…
  • Aug 21

    Rethinking the Way a Court Formats and Publishes Its Judgment

    Rethinking the Way a Court Formats and Publishes Its Judgment
    If you could change the way a court formatted or published its judgments, what changes would you recommend? XML? Typography? Are there any courts whose judgments you think are better (looking) than the rest? Or are there any ongoing…
  • Aug 21

    Interesting Take on the Duty to Accommodate

    Interesting Take on the Duty to Accommodate
    An employer can do nothing and still meet its duty to accommodate, so long as it turns out that the employer could not have accommodated the complainant without undue hardship. This was the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal in the…
Rank this Week: 59

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 21

    Teaching Securities in Law School (Part 1)

    Teaching Securities in Law School (Part 1)
    The new semester has started at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and I am, among other things, teaching a basic securities class. If I compare what I am teaching this semester with what I taught in say the 1990s, the classes are…
  • Aug 19

    History Repeating Itself: Microcap Fraud and Tertiary Player

    History Repeating Itself: Microcap Fraud and Tertiary Player
    According to the WSJ, the SEC is looking into microcap fraud. Microcap fraud typically involves a dishonest broker (someone has to facilitate the sale of the shares) and often a dishonest company (someone has to tell the market a false…
  • Aug 18

    Insider Trading and the Unexpected Dangers of Information Shared in Alcoholics Anonymou

    Insider Trading and the Unexpected Dangers of Information Shared in Alcoholics Anonymou
    As an academic, writing an exam that tests the law of insider trading can be enjoyable. We faculty can often come up with the most outlandish scenarios and test whether students can apply the arcane and definitely not intuitive law of insider…
Rank this Week: 58

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 60

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: 61

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
  • Aug 21

    Armed Guards at Every Home: The View from El Salvador

    Armed Guards at Every Home: The View from El Salvador
    The story always starts the same way: unaccompanied kids, and sometimes whole families, fleeing terrible violence in Central America. It must be terrible indeed, because the journey north is a perilous one. Yet parents and kids continue to…
  • Aug 21

    Journalism is Under Attack, and Not Just in Ferguson

    Journalism is Under Attack, and Not Just in Ferguson
    It is not a great time to be a journalist in America. The assault on the First Amendment by militarized police in Ferguson, Mo., continues unabated, and the press is not spared. Since the start of protests against the August 9 killing of…
  • Aug 21

    There Is No 5-Second Rule for the First Amendment, Ferguson

    There Is No 5-Second Rule for the First Amendment, Ferguson
    This piece originally ran at POLITICO. Tear gas, rubber bullets, and assault weapons; free speech zones, gags, and press pens: This is the arsenal of the police state. Some of these tactics are physical. The other ones—all the more…
Rank this Week: 62

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/
  • Aug 18

    Man Killed In San Bernardino Hit-and-Run Crash

    Man Killed In San Bernardino Hit-and-Run Crash
    William Earl Swisher III, 62, of Victorville was killed in a San Bernardino car accident, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the incident was reported the night of August…
  • Aug 11

    12 Injured In Thousand Oaks Passenger Van Accident

    12 Injured In Thousand Oaks Passenger Van Accident
    At least 12 people were injured after a charter passenger van rolled over after blowing a tire. According to a news report in The Acorn, the van blew a tire the afternoon of August 7, 2014 on the northbound 101 Freeway near Lynn Road, hit…
  • Aug 4

    Anaheim Bicycle Accident Causes Injurie

    Anaheim Bicycle Accident Causes Injurie
    A bicyclist was injured in an Anaheim car accident after being struck at a busy intersection. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury collision occurred the morning of July 31, 2014 at the intersection of Lincoln…
Rank this Week: 63

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • 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,…
  • Aug 16

    Shakespeare the Player

    Shakespeare the Player
    Well, here's a blessing.  I'd call it an unbought grace, except that I bought it, in a used bookstore, on impulse.  That is: Shakespeare the Player, subtitled "A Life in the Theatre," a book by one John Southworth, hitherto…
  • Aug 13

    Gindin and Panitch and the "Four Transformations"

    Gindin and Panitch and the "Four Transformations"
    Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch try to understand and explain how the world has changed over the last half century or so: Four specific transformations were especially important in this restructuring of the economy and social relations in the US,…
Rank this Week: 64

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Kisilowski on Lawyers, the Rule of Law, and "Socialist Legality"

    Kisilowski on Lawyers, the Rule of Law, and "Socialist Legality"
    Although the article, appearing in the Fall 2014 issue of Law & Social Inquiry, is gated, I want to note the publication online of The Middlemen: The Legal Profession, the Rule of Law, and Authoritarian Regimes, by Maciej Kisilowski,…
  • Aug 21

    A MOOC on the Legacy of the Paris Peace Conference

    A MOOC on the Legacy of the Paris Peace Conference
    Sarah Bannerman, a researcher at the Law School of the University of Glasgow, writes to draw our attention to a forthcoming MOOC on which she and Professor Christian Tams, also of Glasgow Law, have been working, in collaboration with the…
  • Aug 21

    Dudziak on the Future as a Concept in National Security Law

    Dudziak on the Future as a Concept in National Security Law
    LHB Founder Mary L. Dudziak, Emory University School of Law, has posted The Future as a Concept in National Security Law, which is forthcoming in the Pepperdine Law Review.  Here is the abstract:     With their focus…
Rank this Week: 65

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 66

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 67

Thomas A. Sharon, R.N., M.P.H.

Thomas A. Sharon, R.N., M.P.H.

Covers evidence in medical malpractice cases.

http://legalnurseconsultanttom.com
Rank this Week: 68

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    GAO: Defense Department Violated Law In Bergdahl-GTMO Detainee Swap

    GAO: Defense Department Violated Law In Bergdahl-GTMO Detainee Swap
    So concludes this report from the Government Accountability Office, which apparently was written in response to a request by various Senators.  The document opens: This responds to your June 13, 2014, request for our opinion on…
  • Aug 21

    Government Protection of Classified Information, August 2014 [UPDATED]

    Government Protection of Classified Information, August 2014 [UPDATED]
    From this morning’s NYT story on the Foley rescue operation: The officials revealed the mission in a conference call with reporters, in which they spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the classified nature of the operation. .…
  • Aug 21

    Snowden Interview with James Bamford

    Snowden Interview with James Bamford
    Here’s a lengthy interview with Edward Snowden by James Bamford in Wired. There’s very little new in it—though some new details are in there about programs and activities that shocked Snowden while he was at…
Rank this Week: 69

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.injuryblawg.com
Rank this Week: 70

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Aug 21

    Officials Warn Public of Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at Texas Burger Restaurant

    Officials Warn Public of Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at Texas Burger Restaurant
    Health officials in Austin, TX, have alerted the public about possible Hepatitis A exposure at a Whataburger restaurant in central Austin after a restaurant employee at the 2800 Guadalupe St. location was diagnosed with the virus.…
  • Aug 21

    Caesar Salad Kits Recalled for Potential Listeria Contamination

    Caesar Salad Kits Recalled for Potential Listeria Contamination
    APPA Fine Foods of Corona, CA, is recalling approximately 92,657 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kit products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety…
  • Aug 21

    125 People in Alberta Sickened With E. coli From Unknown Source

    125 People in Alberta Sickened With E. coli From Unknown Source
    Alberta Health Services is currently investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. There have been 125 confirmed cases reported between July 15 and August 2o. The investigation has not confirmed the source(s) of illness related to…
Rank this Week: 71

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/
  • Aug 19

    Local Controversy Exception, Not Home State Exception Wins the Day

    Local Controversy Exception, Not Home State Exception Wins the Day
    Vodenichar v Halcon Energy Properties Inc., 733 F.3d 497 (3d Cir. Aug. 16, 2013). In this action, the Third Circuit affirmed the remand of the case based on a local controversy exception rather than the applying the home state exception as…
  • Aug 15

    Approved Settlement of Federal and State Wage Claims Did Not Implicate CAFA

    Approved Settlement of Federal and State Wage Claims Did Not Implicate CAFA
    Juvera v. Salcido, 2013 WL 6628039 (D. Ariz. Dec. 17, 2013) A District Court in Arizona granted approval to a $157,000 settlement holding that the Settlement Agreement reflected a fair and reasonable resolution of wage issues in the action.…
  • Aug 14

    Ninth Circuit’s Lowdermilk’s Legal Certainty Standard is Irreconcilable with Standard Fire

    Ninth Circuit’s Lowdermilk’s Legal Certainty Standard is Irreconcilable with Standard Fire
    Rodriguez v. AT&T Mobility Services, LLC, 2013 WL 4516757 (9th Cir. Aug. 27, 2013). The Ninth Circuit’s decision that Lowdermilk’s imposition of the legal certainty standard was clearly irreconcilable with Standard Fire is a…
Rank this Week: 72

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Aug 21

    Improving Bar Passage Rates for At-risk Students: Learning from Western State

    Improving Bar Passage Rates for At-risk Students: Learning from Western State
    It may well be that there are too many law schools in the country. Clearly, the number of law school graduates in recent years has exceeded the number of jobs for new lawyers. But it is equally clear that few...
  • Aug 21

    Concordia Law School ABA Accreditation Decision Deferred

    Concordia Law School ABA Accreditation Decision Deferred
    The ABA has apparently deferred a decision on Concordia Law's accreditation application. It appointed a factfinder to go to the Boise, Idaho campus to gather more information on the application. This is high stakes for the 45 Concordia…
  • Aug 20

    CFP: Applied Feminism and Work

    CFP: Applied Feminism and Work
    CALL FOR PAPERS: "APPLIED FEMINISM AND WORK" The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center on Applied Feminism seeks submissions for its Eighth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference. This year’s theme is “Applied…
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IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    Intellectual Property For Economic Development: a new book

    Intellectual Property For Economic Development: a new book
    Intellectual Property For Economic Development is yet another title from the seemingly inexhaustible source of IP-related literature that is Edward Elgar Publishing.  This tome is edited by a three-person team consisting of Sanghoon…
  • Aug 19

    Once upon a time, in a faraway time-warp: a Kat relates his IP PhD experience

    Once upon a time, in a faraway time-warp: a Kat relates his IP PhD experience
    Eleonora's earlier post, "It's a wonderful (PhD) life ... Oh wait: is it?", here, promised that this Kat would say a bit about his own postgraduate experiences -- so here they are!  He enrolled for a PhD in October 1973, submitted it in…
  • Aug 19

    Passing off wins the day: fake Patent Office scammers pay up, promise not to do it again

    Passing off wins the day: fake Patent Office scammers pay up, promise not to do it again
    Passing off, like the horse-and-buggy, might look quaintbut can get you there in the end"Intellectual Property Office succeeds in passing off claim" is surely the news story that sets all hearts a-flutter in government patent offices, trade…
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • Aug 21

    Former TDCJ flak Michelle Lyons profiled: Witnessed 278 execution

    Former TDCJ flak Michelle Lyons profiled: Witnessed 278 execution
    At Texas Monthly, Pam Colloff has a profile of former TDCJ flak Michelle Lyons titled, "The Witness," focused mainly on the 278 executions Lyons witnessed as part of her job before her termination/resignation in 2012. Lyons still supports the…
  • Aug 20

    Jail poetry project profiled

    Jail poetry project profiled
    For those of y'all who chipped in to help fund Kelsey Erin Shipman's Kickstarter campaign to publish a book of poetry by Travis County jail inmates, you may be interested in this feature profile of her and her project from the Texas Observer.
  • Aug 20

    Exoneree confronts con whose crime caused false conviction

    Exoneree confronts con whose crime caused false conviction
    Dallas exoneree Christopher Scott authored a recent essay at the Texas Observer about his experience visiting the man who actually committed the robbery and murder for which Scott was falsely convicted. There's compelling video accompanying…
Rank this Week: 75

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Aug 20

    Transactional legal hackathon, NYC: Code the Deal: September 19-21, 2014

    Transactional legal hackathon, NYC: Code the Deal: September 19-21, 2014
    Code the Deal: A Transactional Legal Tech Hackathon is scheduled to be held 19-21 September 2014 in New York City. Here is a description from New York Legal Hackers, one of the organizers of the event: [...] Code the Deal … Continue…
  • Aug 20

    Hagan: Applications invited for: Access to Justice Design Sprint

    Hagan: Applications invited for: Access to Justice Design Sprint
    Margaret Hagan of Stanford University has posted Access to Justice Design Sprint, at the Program for Legal Tech + Design. Here are excerpts from the post: Are you a User Experience or Interface designer with an interest in public service?…
  • Aug 18

    LegalTech Startup Weekend San Francisco 2014: Results, storify, links, and resource

    LegalTech Startup Weekend San Francisco 2014: Results, storify, links, and resource
    LegalTech Startup Weekend San Francisco was held August 15-17, 2014, in San Francisco, California, USA. The event’s Website is at: http://legalsf.startupweekend.org/ The Twitter hashtag for the event was #legaltechSW The Twitter account…
Rank this Week: 76

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: 77

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: 78

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: 79

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Aug 14

    Anti-Choice Advocates Track License Plates of Cars Parked at Clinic

    Anti-Choice Advocates Track License Plates of Cars Parked at Clinic
    Houston Chronicle: Anti-abortion activists adopt a new tactic: tracking license plates, by Brian M. Rosenthal: Advocates say tactic is legitimate; critics contend that it is intimidation On nearly every weekday morning between late 2010 and…
  • Aug 12

    Texas Law Could Force Women to Seek Abortions in Mexico

    Texas Law Could Force Women to Seek Abortions in Mexico
    Fox News Latino: Texas Anti-Abortion Law Could Force Women Across The Border For Procedure: Crossing borders is a part of life in El Paso in far West Texas, where people may walk into Mexico to visit family or commute to...
  • Aug 11

    Iran's Parliament Votes to Ban Permanent Forms of Contraception

    Iran's Parliament Votes to Ban Permanent Forms of Contraception
    The Guardian: Iran bans permanent contraception to boost population growth: Parliament prohibits vasectomies and other lasting birth control measures after Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calls for more babies Iran's parliament has voted to ban…
Rank this Week: 80

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Aug 20

    Suicide and the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act: Where Are We Now?

    Suicide and the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act: Where Are We Now?
    This piece is partially cross-posted from Critical Legal Thinking. Those not familiar with the facts of the case as reported by Irish Times journalist Kitty Holland can find a full account of those, and of the basic law behind this…
  • Aug 19

    Contesting the cruel treatment of pregnant women – Ruth Fletcher

    Contesting the cruel treatment of pregnant women – Ruth Fletcher
    We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Dr. Ruth Fletcher of Queen Mary University of London. I want to respond to Máiréad Enright’s thoughtful call to discuss what happened in this recent case of abortion…
  • Aug 18

    Expertise on Abortion in Ireland

    Expertise on Abortion in Ireland
    As coverage of the case of a young woman who was refused an abortion under the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 continues in Irish newspapers and on radio and television, we thought it might be useful to journalists and producers…
Rank this Week: 81

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: 82

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Aug 21

    Male Resident Sexually Assaulted

    Male Resident Sexually Assaulted
    Sexual assault is often thought of as a crime that affects women. However, it’s important to remember that assault doesn’t discriminate against gender, and can affect men as well. Nursing homes are a prime target for predators…
  • Aug 20

    Dear Abby Letter

    Dear Abby Letter
    According to The Daily Journal, one nursing home resident is finding a voice in an open letter that her daughter wrote to Dear Abby. “Dear Caretaker, It is true I have grown older. My body won’t do what it used to do. My eyes…
  • Aug 19

    Ensign and Medicare Fraud

    Ensign and Medicare Fraud
    The Ensign Group Inc. reached a $48 million settlement with the government over allegations that they committed Medicare fraud. The Ensign Group Inc. is a California nursing home management company which runs homes in 10 states. Two former…
Rank this Week: 84

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    BBC: “Julian Assange speaks of ‘leaving’ Ecuador embassy”

    BBC: “Julian Assange speaks of ‘leaving’ Ecuador embassy”
    BBC on August 18, 2014 released the following: “Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has suggested he will be leaving London’s Ecuadorean embassy “soon”. He said he understood from Wikileaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson he…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 83

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/
Rank this Week: 85

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/
Rank this Week: 86

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Aug 20

    What is it with Peanut Butter and Salmonella?

    What is it with Peanut Butter and Salmonella?
    In 2009 President Obama was quoted: “At a bare minimum, we should be able to count on our government keeping our kids safe when they eat peanut butter,” the president said. “That’s what Sasha eats for lunch,”…
  • Aug 19

    Salmonella Illnesses Prompt Peanut Butter Recall

    Salmonella Illnesses Prompt Peanut Butter Recall
    nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha® Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters packaged in glass and plastic jars…
  • Aug 16

    South Weymouth and Newton Massachusetts Whole Foods Recalls Hamburger After At Least Three Sick with E. coli O157:H7

    South Weymouth and Newton Massachusetts Whole Foods Recalls Hamburger After At Least Three Sick with E. coli O157:H7
    Second Outbreak and Recall Since 2008. Whole Foods Market is recalling 368 pounds of ground beef products from two of its Massachusetts stores because of potential E. coli O157:H7 contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food…
Rank this Week: 87

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

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

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Aug 20

    Fewer Cruise Passengers Sail From Seattle

    Fewer Cruise Passengers Sail From Seattle
    King 5 TV reports that there has been a drop in the number of departures of cruise ship and cruise passengers through Seattle. The video below features the Carnival Miracle which arrived back in Seattle after a cruise to Alaska. 805,000…
  • Aug 19

    Haiti to Charge Royal Caribbean Passengers $2 More to Visit Labadee

    Haiti to Charge Royal Caribbean Passengers $2 More to Visit Labadee
    Haiti-Caribbean News Network reports that Haiti will require Royal Caribbean cruise passenger to pay an extra two dollars to visit the cruise line's "private destination" in Labadee. The extra money, to be paid by the cruise passengers and…
  • Aug 17

    Crew Member Disappears From Independence of the Seas: Why No Mention in the Press or Social Media?

    Crew Member Disappears From Independence of the Seas: Why No Mention in the Press or Social Media?
    A crew member disappeared from Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas earlier in the week. We were first notified of the crew member's disappearance from another crew member who was concerned about the incident. Today we received…
Rank this Week: 88

Law and Other Things

Law and Other Things

Covers Indian law, courts and the Constitution.

http://lawandotherthings.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    Questioning the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, 2014 -- Guest Post by Smaran Shetty

    Questioning the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, 2014 -- Guest Post by Smaran Shetty
    With the passage of the 121stConstitutional Amendment Bill and the attendant National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, the collegium system of appointments, now 21 years in the making, is sought to be replaced by the newly created…
  • Aug 14

    New Law Commission Report on Delays, Arrears, and Adequate Judge Strength

    New Law Commission Report on Delays, Arrears, and Adequate Judge Strength
    The Law Commission has come out with its 245th Report, titled "Arrears and Backlog: Creating Additional Judicial (Wo)manpower." The Report largely reflects the submissions made by the Law Commission to the Supreme Court as per the Court's…
  • Aug 14

    Constitutionality of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill

    Constitutionality of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill
    Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have passed the Constitution (121st Amendment) Bill 2014 and the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2014 simultaneously. The Bill seeking to amend the Constitution makes changes to the provisions relating to…
Rank this Week: 89

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 90