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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: 46

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 22

    An individual’s domicile and residence distinguished

    An individual’s domicile and residence distinguished
    An individual’s domicile and residence distinguishedWeiss v Teachout, 2014 NY Slip Op 05888, Appellate Division, Second Department*A person may have only one domicile at a time but he or she may have many residences simultaneously. From…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 47

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: 48

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/
  • Aug 22

    Eagle on Waterfront Taking

    Eagle on Waterfront Taking
    Josh Eagle (University of South Carolina - School of Law) has posted The Lost Takings Test on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In recent decades, the Supreme Court has used oceanfront property as a principal vehicle for the development of...
  • Aug 22

    Wolff on Discretion in Class Certification

    Wolff on Discretion in Class Certification
    Tobias Barrington Wolff (University of Pennsylvania Law School) has posted Discretion in Class Certification (University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 162, p. 1897, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: A district court has broad discretion…
  • Aug 22

    Rule on Drones & Airspace

    Rule on Drones & Airspace
    Troy A. Rule (Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law) has posted Airspace in an Age of Drones on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The growing interest in domestic drones is drawing new attention to unresolved...
Rank this Week: 49

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    New Issue: Stanford Journal of International Law

    New Issue: Stanford Journal of International Law
    The latest issue of the Stanford Journal of International Law (Vol. 50, no. 2, Summer 2014) is out. Contents include:Filippo Fontanelli & Giuseppe Bianco, Converging Towards NAFTA: An Analysis of FTA Investment Chapters in the European…
  • Aug 22

    New Issue: Harvard International Law Journal

    New Issue: Harvard International Law Journal
    The latest issue of the Harvard International Law Journal (Vol. 55, no. 2, Summer 2014) is out. Contents include:Thomas H. Lee, The Law of War and the Responsibility to Protect Civilians: A Reinterpretation Gerald L. Neuman, Bi-Level Remedies…
  • Aug 22

    Bismuth: La standardisation internationale privée : Aspects juridique

    Bismuth: La standardisation internationale privée : Aspects juridique
    Régis Bismuth (Université de Poitiers - Law) has published La standardisation internationale privée : Aspects juridiques (Larcier 2014). Here's the abstract:Omniprésente mais constituant un phénomène…
Rank this Week: 50

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 22

    Teaching Securities in Law School (Part 2)

    Teaching Securities in Law School (Part 2)
    So what can be done differently in a securities class?   Obviously, a class as broad as securities can be taught in an infinite number of ways.  My class has always had a section on market structure (mostly discussing the role of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 51

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Jul 27

    Latest on Spanish Journals (II)

    Latest on Spanish Journals (II)
    The last issue of La Ley. Unión Europea (July 2014) has also been released this month.  Prof. P. de Miguel Asensio (Universidad Complutense of Madrid) is the author of the first contribution, entitled “El tratamiento de…
  • Jul 27

    Latest on Spanish Journals (I)

    Latest on Spanish Journals (I)
     Vol. VII (2014, 2) of the Spanish journal Arbitraje. Revista de Arbitraje Comercial y de Inversiones has just been released. The following contributions are to be found therein: Under the heading Estudios Franco FERRARI: Forum shopping:…
  • Jul 24

    Save the Date: Next Conference of the German Academic Association for International Procedural Law

    Save the Date: Next Conference of the German Academic Association for International Procedural Law
    The next biannual conference of the German Academic Association for International Procedural Law (Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Internationales Verfahrensrecht e.V.) will take place from 25 to 28 March 2015 in Luxemburg. It will…
Rank this Week: 52

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.injuryblawg.com
Rank this Week: 53

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: 54

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 22

    Tillman on Originalism and the Disqualification Clause

    Tillman on Originalism and the Disqualification Clause
    Seth Barrett Tillman, National University of Ireland, Maynooth Faculty of Law, has posted Originalism and the Scope of the Constitution's Disqualification Clause, which is forthcoming in the Quinnipiac Law Review 33 (2014).  Here is the…
  • Aug 22

    Waugh on Australia's Chinese Exclusion Case

    Waugh on Australia's Chinese Exclusion Case
    John Waugh, Melbourne Law School, has posted an article from his backlist, Chung Teong Toy v Musgrove and the Commonwealth Executive.  It first appeared in Public Law Review 2 (1991): 160–178.  Here is the…
  • Aug 21

    Tomlins on Historicism and Materiality in Legal Theory

    Tomlins on Historicism and Materiality in Legal Theory
    Christopher Tomlins, University of California, Berkeley, Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, has posted Historicism and Materiality in Legal Theory, which is forthcoming in Law, Theory and History: New Essays on a Neglected Dialogue, ed.…
Rank this Week: 55

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

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

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013

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

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013

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

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 1, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 1, 2013
    Compiled from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week's update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements.  Follow…
Rank this Week: 56

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 22

    Friends and Family Said Goodbye to Robin Williams in Private Ceremony

    Friends and Family Said Goodbye to Robin Williams in Private Ceremony
    Robin Williams, who died early last week, was reportedly put to rest through a private ceremony near his home in California. Williams was cremated and his ashes scattered in the San Francisco Bay. See Jackie Willis, Robin Williams’ Ashes…
  • Aug 22

    Booklet Series on Managing Someone Else’s Money

    Booklet Series on Managing Someone Else’s Money
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released a series of informative guides entitled, Managing Someone Else’s Money. Here is a description of the series from the CFPB website: Millions of Americans are managing money or property…
  • Aug 22

    Judge’s Ruling Results in Loss of Millions for Daughter of Anna Nicole Smith

    Judge’s Ruling Results in Loss of Millions for Daughter of Anna Nicole Smith
    As I have previously discussed, the will contest brought by Anna Nicole Smith nearly 20 years ago has come to an end. One outcome of U.S. District Judge David O. Carter’s decision to deny sanctions against E. Pierce Marshall’s estate...
Rank this Week: 57

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: 59

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

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

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

    Summer Vacation Opening Hours for the Library and LRC IT Room

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

    Library computer system upgrade

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

    Westlaw Student Associate 2014/2015

    Westlaw Student Associate 2014/2015
    Applications for the post of Westlaw Student Associate 2014/15 are welcome from current GDL or final-year LLB students. The closing date for applications is 23rd May.  Please click on the link below for further details.  If you…
Rank this Week: 58

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: 60

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 22

    Fence-Sitting and War Powers Reform

    Fence-Sitting and War Powers Reform
    Mention of politics, war powers, and legislative authorization to use further force in Iraq, reminds me: whatever happened with the War Powers Consultation Act of 2014 (“WPCA”), put forth by Senators Kaine, McCain,…
  • Aug 22

    Why the President Should Seek Congressional Authorization for the Use of Force Against The Islamic State [UPDATE on War Powers Resolution]

    Why the President Should Seek Congressional Authorization for the Use of Force Against The Islamic State [UPDATE on War Powers Resolution]
    A few days ago I discussed why President Obama is shying away from seeking congressional authorization to use force against The Islamic State (IS, or ISIS, or ISIL).  But as the aims and scope of U.S. military involvement against IS…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 63

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: 62

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: 61

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Aug 22

    PSA: Stop Helping The Bad Guys, You Twitterer

    PSA: Stop Helping The Bad Guys, You Twitterer
    The Associated Press reported that all you social media addicts are enabling the bad guys. SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the…
  • Aug 22

    Because The Government Blew It

    Because The Government Blew It
    In what may be one of the most bizarre gaps of logic offered as if it makes any sense at all, Amanda Marcotte at Slate’s XX Factor contends that the statute of limitations for rape should be eliminated. State Sen. Wendy Davis, the…
  • Aug 22

    What’s Worse Than Anonymous Trolls?

    What’s Worse Than Anonymous Trolls?
    The New York Times Room for Debate raised the question, again, of whether online anonymity, what it called “The War on Trolls,” must be stopped: The Internet may be losing the war against trolls, a broad term for destructive…
Rank this Week: 64

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    RIP Pat Davi

    RIP Pat Davi
    Pat Davis, who was married to our former chief judge Edward B. Davis for 52 years, passed away earlier this week.  She was a very private person and did not want a public service, but I thought it was important to post about her as she…
  • Aug 21

    Interview list for Judge Rosenbaum's seat

    Interview list for Judge Rosenbaum's seat
    Yesterday, I posted the link to the JNC's list of interviewees for Judge Rosenbaum's seat.  The Commission decided to interview 15 of the 24 people who applied.  Of those fifteen, 11 are state court judges.  There is a federal…
  • Aug 20

    JNC announces interviews for district bench

    JNC announces interviews for district bench
    Link here: http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/JNC-NOTICE0001.pdfMore to follow soon. 
Rank this Week: 66

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: 65

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Aug 22

    Call for Submissions: Irish Community Development Law Journal

    Call for Submissions: Irish Community Development Law Journal
    Irish Community Development Law Journal is a peer reviewed online journal, published twice a year by Community Law & Meditation (formerly Northside Community Law & Mediation Centre) in Coolock, Dublin. The journal seeks to offer…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 70

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: 68

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: 69

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • May 23

    Why Startups Should Always Do Patent Searche

    Why Startups Should Always Do Patent Searche
    The USPTO will never require mandatory patent searching. But I can dream. The single biggest thing that the USPTO could do to improve patent quality and reduce the power of patent trolls would be to require patent applicants to do …
  • Apr 1

    How To Regain Your Social Networking Virginity

    How To Regain Your Social Networking Virginity
    Simplifying your life on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and other social networks. In 1990, I worked evenings and weekends doing programming for Cayman Systems in Cambridge, MA, both to earn extra money to pay off my college loans and…
  • Mar 26

    Top 10 Reasons Shane Victorino is Worth 22 Seconds of Music

    Top 10 Reasons Shane Victorino is Worth 22 Seconds of Music
    Don’t worry, about a thing, ’cause every little thing, gonna be all right! Remember when the NHL changed rules to require helmets? And it grandfathered the “old school” players? Well, MLB has reduced the time alloted…
Rank this Week: 67

ADR Times

ADR Times

Covers alternative dispute resolution issues.

http://www.adrtimes.com/
  • Aug 19

    Patent Litigation

    Patent Litigation
    While not very impressive grammatically, the statement published on Tesla's website in June 2014 that "all our patent are belong to you" might have some earthshaking consequences in the intellectual property world. 
  • Aug 18

    Arbitration Award Vacated Because Arbitrators Were Impartial

    Arbitration Award Vacated Because Arbitrators Were Impartial
    Although we usually expect arbitrators to be impartial, the Supreme Court of Texas vacated an arbitration award because the chosen arbitrators were too impartial.Americo Life, Inc. v. Myer, __S.W.3d__, 2014 WL 2789429 (Tex. June…
  • Aug 15

    Awareness, Choice and Action

    Awareness, Choice and Action
    Teaching principles of peacemaking is based on three ideas: Awareness, choice, and action.  Much conflict stems from automatic, reactive behavior. We, as humans, are hard wired to protect our personal identities.
Rank this Week: 72

Stop Collector Blog

Stop Collector Blog

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

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

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check

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

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check

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

    Colorado AG Sues United Credit Recovery

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

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

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 75

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: 73

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Aug 22

    Marcia Coyle on The Roberts Court

    Marcia Coyle on The Roberts Court
    It’s State Fair time. That means fall is approaching. And the start of a new U.S. Supreme Court term. Last year’s term ended with some interesting commentary by professors, reporters and bloggers. Experienced Supreme Court…
  • Aug 22

    Environmental Lawyer, Thad Lightfoot, on an Upcoming Minnesota Supreme Court Environmental Case

    Environmental Lawyer, Thad Lightfoot, on an Upcoming Minnesota Supreme Court Environmental Case
    I find myself stymied by multiple trash cans in cafeterias, asking me to separate “trash” from “recyclables.” As such, I figure I have to renounce any claim to any background or experience in environmental law. For…
  • Aug 22

    Ewald v. Royal Norwegian Embassy: Anatomy of a Gender Discrimination Claim

    Ewald v. Royal Norwegian Embassy: Anatomy of a Gender Discrimination Claim
    Update (August 22, 2014): The two sides’ proposed “Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law” in Ewald v. Royal Norwegian Embassy alleged sex discrimination case are here (130 pages) and here (95 pages). These…
Rank this Week: 76

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: 77

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

Notas de derecho mexicano y del mundo. Asesoría en derecho.

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
  • Aug 21

    Despiden a elenco completo de telenovela en Sudáfrica

    Despiden a elenco completo de telenovela en Sudáfrica
    Frente a una huelga de actores de Generations, una popular telenovela sudafricana, en la que solicitaban un salario mayor y pago de regalías por retransmisiones, la producción optó por no negociar y despedir a todo el…
  • Aug 21

    Abogan por ley sobre estatus legal de refugiados sirios en Turquía

    Abogan por ley sobre estatus legal de refugiados sirios en Turquía
    En voz de Metin Çorabatır, ex representante de Turquía del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados, ACNUR, doce organizaciones de derechos humanos se han pronunciado por la elaboración de una ley…
  • Aug 21

    Se ordena demolición de edificios en Estambul

    Se ordena demolición de edificios en Estambul
    El Consejo de Estado de Turquía, máximo tribunal administrativo del país, emitió un fallo en el que convalida la sentencia de un tribunal administrativo de menor instancia por el que se ordena la demolición…
Rank this Week: 79

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

Provides structured settlement information, provocative commentary, news and opinion about structured settlements and settlement planning. By John Darer.

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Aug 21

    John Darer Appears on NBC News 4-New York report on Executive Life of NY

    John Darer Appears on NBC News 4-New York report on Executive Life of NY
    NBC News 4 New York featured a segment on Executive Life of New York and how the recent liquidation affected ELNY annuitants Glenn Arendsorf and Eric Rabinowitz. both of whom had their benefits... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Aug 21

    Structured Settlement Factoring | Failure to Adhere to Best Interest Standard

    Structured Settlement Factoring | Failure to Adhere to Best Interest Standard
    This is not a failure of structured settlements, it is failure to enforce the structured settlement protection act by judges who are tasked with doing so. This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content, If you…
  • Aug 21

    NSSTA Fall Educational Meeting to Offer a Factoring Panel

    NSSTA Fall Educational Meeting to Offer a Factoring Panel
    5 years after the National Association for Settlement Purchasers first had a primary market panel, the final agenda for the National Structured Settlements Trade Association's Fall Educational... This is a content summary only. Please click…
Rank this Week: 80

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: 78

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 82

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 81

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: 83

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 22

    The Friday Fillip: Paris, the Sights, Sounds . . . and Smell

    The Friday Fillip: Paris, the Sights, Sounds . . . and Smell
    It’s still August, which means that the locals have left the city and not yet returned — a great time to visit Paris. What’s that you say? It’s just not possible at the moment for you to hop on a plane and plunk…
  • Aug 22

    The Las Vegas System

    The Las Vegas System
    My criminal law professor was the stuff of nightmares. His name was Christo Lassiter and prior to joining the legal acadme, he was a prosecutor for the United States Marine Corps JAGs. Imagine The Paper Chase’s Prof. Kingsfield with the…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 84

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
Rank this Week: 85

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: 87

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    Court of Appeal holds that defendant's conservators must pay punitive damages award even if wipes out assets of conservatorship (Conservatorship of Parker)

    Court of Appeal holds that defendant's conservators must pay punitive damages award even if wipes out assets of conservatorship (Conservatorship of Parker)
    In 2010 we reported on the unpublished opinion in Boothby v. Parker, which affirmed a $350,000 punitive damages award.  Four years later, the same litigation has now generated a published opinion.The new opinion reveals that defendant…
  • Aug 12

    "To Bifurcate or Not to Bifurcate"

    "To Bifurcate or Not to Bifurcate"
    The folks over at Mayer Brown's Guideposts have a new post entitled "To Bifurcate or Not to Bifurcate," discussing whether it is strategically wise for defendants to take advantage of the bifurcation procedure that exists for punitive damages…
  • Jul 22

    Law professor Dan Markel shot to death in his home

    Law professor Dan Markel shot to death in his home
    We're saddened to report that law professor Dan Markel, who wrote frequently on the subject of punitive damages, was shot to death in his Florida home last Friday.  He was only 41 years old.  Apparently, the local police are…
Rank this Week: 86

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

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

    Next Action in Rancho Feeding Corp. Criminal Case Delayed to Sept. 24

    Next Action in Rancho Feeding Corp. Criminal Case Delayed to Sept. 24
    Except for finishing up the arraignment of the defendants, who are being freed on bail, the criminal case involving the former owners and employees of the Rancho Feeding Corporation won’t really get underway until Sept. 24. Federal…
  • Aug 21

    Putting Science on the Table

    Putting Science on the Table
    I’m heartened by the fact that so many people are finally talking about food and nutrition security. There is increasingly widespread recognition that our growing population, increasingly volatile weather conditions, limited…
  • Aug 21

    Consumer Reports: Pregnant Women Shouldn’t Eat Tuna

    Consumer Reports: Pregnant Women Shouldn’t Eat Tuna
    Can eating the wrong type of fish put you at higher risk for mercury exposure? That’s the question posed in the latest special food safety report published Wednesday from Consumer Reports, the publishing arm of the nonprofit…
Rank this Week: 91

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: 89

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

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

    140 Law is Taking a Break

    140 Law is Taking a Break
    We will be taking a short hiatus from 140 Law, in furtherance of that elusive work-life balance thing we keep hearing so much about (not to mention the domestic bliss that will undoubtedly emerge as I spend a bit less time with my nose…
  • Aug 20

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, August 20, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Wednesday, August 20, 2014:Heavy Meta: Maine Man, 19, Poses For New Mug Shot Wearing T-Shirt With Photo Of His Old Mug ShotJulian Assange will not leave embassy until assured…
  • Aug 19

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, August 19, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, August 19, 2014: Despite Supreme Court turndown raw milk activist won’t pay fine | Better Farming Report into Lac-Megantic tragedy to be released today…
Rank this Week: 90