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Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    A New Journal on Roman Law and the Roman Law Tradition

    A New Journal on Roman Law and the Roman Law Tradition
    [We have the following announcement.]Interpretatio Prudentium - Roman Law and Roman Law Tradition in Review is a scientific Journal on Roman Law and Roman Law Tradition, edited by the Legal Theory and History – Research Center of the…
  • Feb 5

    Baslar on 50 Years of Turkey's Constitutional Court

    Baslar on 50 Years of Turkey's Constitutional Court
    Kemal Baslar, Ataturk University, has posted 50 Years of the Constitutional Court of Turkey, which appeared in the Justice and Law Review 3 (2012):The Constitutional Court of Turkey is the fifth constitutional court adopting the European…
  • Feb 5

    Hickford on New Zealand's Political Constitutionalism

    Hickford on New Zealand's Political Constitutionalism
    Mark Hickford, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Law at Victoria University of Wellington, has posted The Historical, Political Constitution -- Some Reflections on Political Constitutionalism in New Zealand's History and its Possible Normative…
Rank this Week: 46

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
  • Feb 2

    Bankruptcy Avoids Judgments That “Cloud” Your Right

    Bankruptcy Avoids Judgments That “Cloud” Your Right
    “Anything that casts a cloud or diminishes the value of of an exemption is suspect and can be avoided.”  Those simple words are important to people facing bankruptcy. The fresh start in bankruptcy is real.  And sometimes…
  • Jan 31

    STUFF YOU KEEP IN BANKRUPTCY

    STUFF YOU KEEP IN BANKRUPTCY
    When you file a bankruptcy, you get to keep property that is considered exempt under the laws of your state. Wow! That’s great: get rid of debts and keep the house, car and whatever… Of course, it’s not quite that easy and…
  • Jan 30

    Chapter 13 Debtor’s Lawsuit Tossed Out for Failure to List It in Bankruptcy Document

    Chapter 13 Debtor’s Lawsuit Tossed Out for Failure to List It in Bankruptcy Document
    The doctrine of judicial estoppel reared its ugly head again, preventing a chapter 13 debtor from suing his former employer for racial discrimination.  The U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, ruled that a chapter 13 debtor should have…
Rank this Week: 47

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/
  • Feb 5

    Gardbaum on Proportionality & Postive and Horizontal Right

    Gardbaum on Proportionality & Postive and Horizontal Right
    Stephen Gardbaum (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law) has posted Positive and Horizontal Rights: Proportionality's Next Frontier or a Bridge Too Far? (Proportionality: New Frontiers, New Challenges, Vicki Jackson and…
  • Feb 5

    Seto on a Forced Labor Theory of Property & Taxation

    Seto on a Forced Labor Theory of Property & Taxation
    Theodore P. Seto (Loyola Law School Los Angeles) has posted A Forced Labor Theory of Property and Taxation (The Philosophy of Tax Law (Oxford University Press 2016), Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: One of the great accomplishments…
  • Feb 5

    Samaha on Sequencing Effects in Statutory Interpretation

    Samaha on Sequencing Effects in Statutory Interpretation
    Adam M. Samaha (New York University School of Law) has posted Starting with the Text — On Sequencing Effects in Statutory Interpretation and Beyond (The Journal of Legal Analysis, Vol. 08, 2016 Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
Rank this Week: 48

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Feb 5

    Weekly Roundup: January 29–February 4

    Weekly Roundup: January 29–February 4
    M&A at a Glance: 2015 Year-End Roundup Posted by Ariel J. Deckelbaum, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, on Friday, January 29, 2016 Tags: Acquisitions, Break fees, Canada, Cross-border transactions, Go-shop, Hostile…
  • Feb 5

    2015 Year-End Activism Update

    2015 Year-End Activism Update
    This post provides an update on shareholder activism activity involving domestically traded public companies with market capitalizations above $1 billion during the second half of 2015, together with a look back at shareholder activism…
  • Feb 4

    2016 Proxy Season: Engagement, Transparency, Proxy Acce

    2016 Proxy Season: Engagement, Transparency, Proxy Acce
    While shareholders have a wide spectrum of views on corporate objectives, the time horizon for realizing these objectives and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, there is an emerging consensus that—regardless of size,…
Rank this Week: 49

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Feb 5

    Competition Law Enforcement of Viet Nam and the Necessity of a Transparent Regional Competition Policy

    Competition Law Enforcement of Viet Nam and the Necessity of a Transparent Regional Competition Policy
    Phan Cong THANH (Vietnam Competition Authority) addresses Competition Law Enforcement of Viet Nam and the Necessity of a Transparent Regional Competition Policy. ABSTRACT: Competition is becoming an important issue among the countries of the…
  • Feb 5

    The Competition Act 2010—the Issues and Development since Coming into Force

    The Competition Act 2010—the Issues and Development since Coming into Force
    Vince Eng Teong SEE (University of Malaya Centre of Regulatory Studies) analyzes The Competition Act 2010—the Issues and Development since Coming into Force. ABSTRACT: Competition law was almost unheard of in the first hundred years after…
  • Feb 5

    Competitive Bundling

    Competitive Bundling
    Jidong Zhou theorizes Competitive Bundling. ABSTRACT: This paper proposes a model of competitive bundling with an arbitrary number of firms. In the regime of pure bundling, we find that relative to separate sales pure bundling tends to raise…
Rank this Week: 50

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Feb 3

    Out on the Inside

    Out on the Inside
    We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Deirdre Malone, Director of the Irish Penal Reform Trust. The Trust recently launched a report on the experiences of LGBT people in prison in Ireland.  On 22 May 2015 I stood in the…
  • Jan 27

    A&L Goodbody and Irish Refugee Council Asylum Law Award 2016

    A&L Goodbody and Irish Refugee Council Asylum Law Award 2016
    The A&L Goodbody and Irish Refugee Council Asylum Law Award 2016 provides UCD students with the opportunity to gain invaluable legal expertise before applying for a career in law. Put your legal drafting and advocacy skills to use in our…
  • Jan 15

    The Espaces Generation Climat and the domestication of public engagement

    The Espaces Generation Climat and the domestication of public engagement
    Dr. Tomaso Ferrando This is the second post of the online symposium on the Paris Climate Agreement co-hosted by Law and Global Justice at Durham and Human Rights in Ireland. The first contribution by Julia Dehm can be found…
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
  • Dec 23

    Three Injured in Gilbert, AZ Dump Truck Accident

    Three Injured in Gilbert, AZ Dump Truck Accident
    Gilbert, AZ — Three people were injured in an accident with a dump truck that occurred on Monday, December 21, near the intersection of Elliot and Lindsey roads around 7 a.m. According to police, the car and dump truck collided near the…
  • Dec 22

    Brad Gottschall, Johnny Thomas, Injured in St. Mary’s County, MD Box Truck Accident

    Brad Gottschall, Johnny Thomas, Injured in St. Mary’s County, MD Box Truck Accident
    St. Mary’s County, MD — 61-year-old Brad Gottschall was injured in a box truck accident that occurred on Tuesday, December 15, around 6:20 p.m. on Route 235 in Hollywood, Maryland. According to police, 34-year-old Johnny Thomas…
  • Dec 22

    Motorcyclist Injured in SPID in Corpus Christi, TX Collision

    Motorcyclist Injured in SPID in Corpus Christi, TX Collision
    Corpus Christi, TX — A motorcyclist was injured in an accident that occurred in holiday traffic on Monday evening, December 21, on SPID between Everhart and Staples. According to police, the motorcyclist apparently rear-ended the…
Rank this Week: 51

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 53

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Feb 5

    Mice Are Living Much Longer Lives, And Humans Could Be Next

    Mice Are Living Much Longer Lives, And Humans Could Be Next
    Scientists have been able to increase the lifespan of mice by as much as 35 percent, and many researchers believe that this type of advanced medical technology could potentially help humans live much longer and healthier lives. “They…
  • Feb 5

    Estate Planning For An Unplanned Early Retirement

    Estate Planning For An Unplanned Early Retirement
    People do not always retire when they plan on it, and an unplanned event that causes an early retirement will have estate planning implications. This article discusses the steps that people should take if they find themselves in a…
  • Feb 5

    New Book On Jury Charges For Texas Family Law And Probate

    New Book On Jury Charges For Texas Family Law And Probate
    The 2016 edition of Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Family & Probate has recently been published by Texas Bar Books and is now available. Provided below is a description of the book: The assistance that this excellent resource offers extends…
Rank this Week: 56

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Covers Los Angeles personal injury and car accident information. By Robert B. Reeves.

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 22

    Most Important New California Laws of 2016

    Most Important New California Laws of 2016
    A whopping 807 new laws will come into effect in California in 2016. Here are some of the most important: HEALTHCARE Doctors will be allowed to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to certain terminally ill patients. California is now the…
  • Jan 16

    When People Sue and Sue and Sue and Sue … Vexatious Litigant

    When People Sue and Sue and Sue and Sue … Vexatious Litigant
    Their lawsuits add strain to already overburdened court systems. Some jurisdictions, like California, maintain a list of vexatious litigants to screen them out for special handling. In addition, lawyers can be disciplined or disbarred for…
  • Jan 10

    New in 2016: Increased Minimum Wage Law

    New in 2016: Increased Minimum Wage Law
    In 2016, at least fourteen states and several cities will implement minimum wage increases. The federal minimum wage will remain at $7.25 per hour (where it has been set since 2009), but states are free to set minimum wages higher than the…
Rank this Week: 54

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers bad faith, duty to defend, duty to indemnify, liability policies, reimbursement of legal fees and subrogation. By Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2009

    Memorial Day 2009
    I first ran the post below for Memorial Day in 2006 as a tribute to my Dad, who served as a soldier during World War II.  This is the fourth straight year for this post, and I'll continue to run it every year. 
  • Mar 19

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone
    For those who remember the heady Katrina litigation days of the Ride of the Rigsbys -- appearing on ABC's 20/20, acclaimed as alleged whistleblowers -- these times are very different for the sisters. They've slipped in the…
  • Mar 16

    Insurance Person of the Year

    Insurance Person of the Year
    Nothing like giving the readers a lot of advance notice before an ultra-high stakes award like this is finalized, right? I'm a bit tardy on this, but hey, it's not like I'm on the advisory board of the Insurance Law Center and might have…
Rank this Week: 55

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Feb 4

    USDA Finalizes New Food Safety Measures to Reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in Poultry

    USDA Finalizes New Food Safety Measures to Reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in Poultry
    New Standards to Help Prevent an Estimated 50,000 Illnesses Annually WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2016 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced the finalization of new federal…
  • Feb 4

    Kansas Buffalo Wild Wings Hit with Noroviru

    Kansas Buffalo Wild Wings Hit with Noroviru
    The Kansas health department is yet to find the cause and source of a gastrointestinal illness that affected at least 10 people who ate at a Buffalo Wild Wings Inc restaurant, a spokeswoman for the department’s Johnson County office…
  • Feb 4

    CDC and FDA call Chipotle E. coli O26 Outbreaks Over – But:

    CDC and FDA call Chipotle E. coli O26 Outbreaks Over – But:
    Ultimately, no food item has been identified as causing the outbreak, and by the same token, no food has been ruled out as a cause. (FDA) The FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with state and local officials…
Rank this Week: 59

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

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

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Nov 14

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”

    “A Question of Exceptional Importance”
    Update (November 14, 2014): Since my earlier post on Bruce Carneil Webster’s case, below (the death penalty case in which Dorsey & Whitney lawyers are fighting for Webster, a mentally retarded man on death row), Webster lost the…
  • Nov 13

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.

    Yet Another Minnesota Attorneys’ Fee Hair Cut: Green v. BMW.
    Update (November 13, 2014): This endless case might be nearing its end, with the Minnesota Court of Appeals’ dramatic reduction in the trial court’s award of the victorious Plaintiff’s lawyers’ fees. We conclude…
  • Nov 12

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)

    Too Much Sugar is Bad For You (Like Tens of Thousands of Tons for Millions of Dollars)
    Update (November 12, 2014): It seems with each filing (as described below) the news gets worse for defendant U.S. Sugar Company in this case, which appears to be about the defendant’s misfortune of buying sugar at historic high prices…
Rank this Week: 58

Legal Pad

Legal Pad

Cal Law blog.

http://legalpad.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • Aug 8

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet
    Justice Anthony Kennedy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder will all be on hand this week for the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco—and so will The Recorder. Our…
  • Jul 12

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request
    [Cheryl Miller] In what appears to be a last-gasp effort to save Proposition 8, same-sex marriage opponents have asked the California Supreme Court to immediately ban county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. The Supreme…
  • May 13

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat
    [Vanessa Blum] The White House at long last is closing in on a pick to fill the Northern District judicial seat once held by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman is the...
Rank this Week: 57

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 63

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Feb 5

    Ex-adjudicator loses bid to retain licence

    Ex-adjudicator loses bid to retain licence
    A former Toronto city councillor, lawyer and immigration adjudicator who served seven months in jail for breach of trust and agreeing to accept benefit has been granted permission to surrender his licence to practise law and ordered to pay…
  • Feb 5

    Legal news roundup - Feb. 5, 2016

    Legal news roundup - Feb. 5, 2016
    Canada Inquest to be held in death of inmate at Kingston Penitentiary, Canadian Press Halifax police search for man who tried to pull teenage girl from home, Canadian Press Edmonton police search for laptops stolen from Alberta Health…
  • Feb 4

    Blakes, LegalX to launch digital innovation contest

    Blakes, LegalX to launch digital innovation contest
    As corporations increasingly demand efficiency and tech savvy from their law firms, one such firm has teamed up with a legal technology incubator to launch an innovation contest for developers in the space. The Global Legal Innovation…
Rank this Week: 62

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    Star Wars: Good or bad for movie myth-making?

    Star Wars: Good or bad for movie myth-making?
    Software aside, copyright protection is seldom viewed as a means for acquiring market leadership in content-creation industries. Truth be told, the treatment of such a clearly functional creation as software as a literary work has always…
  • Feb 4

    Can GIFs infringe copyright? In Europe the answer is potentially 'yes'

    Can GIFs infringe copyright? In Europe the answer is potentially 'yes'
    Facebook GIF buttonThanks to Katfriend and scholar Martin Husovec (Tilburg University) this Kat has become aware that, after Facebook, also Twitter is on the move to introduce a dedicated GIF button (although for the moment it is only testing…
  • Feb 4

    Katcall for new positions in the IPKat team

    Katcall for new positions in the IPKat team
    The IPKat is pleased to announce a new and exciting opportunity for aspiring community bloggers!  Considering the running of the IPKat blog in the future, the IPKat team is proposing to create a new role, to be called "InternKat".The…
Rank this Week: 60

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

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

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
Rank this Week: 64

California Injury Attorneys Blog

California Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers personal injury lawsuits, settlements and news. By Estey & Bomberger.

http://www.esteybomberger.com/blog/
  • Oct 8

    Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Unloading Car in La Jolla

    Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Unloading Car in La Jolla
    LA JOLLA – A 45-year-old La Jolla woman was killed Tuesday morning when she was struck by a car on Girard Avenue, NBC San Diego reported. Just before noon, authorities say the woman was unloading her car when an elderly driver backed…
  • Oct 7

    Jury Awards $1.25 Million to Man Injured by Defective Table Saw

    Jury Awards $1.25 Million to Man Injured by Defective Table Saw
    Last month, a jury in Chicago federal court awarded $1.25 million to an Illinois man who was severely injured by a defective table saw.  The victim, Brandon Stollings, 30, lost his index finger and parts of two other fingers in 2007…
  • Oct 6

    Five Teenagers Tragically Killed in Orange County Crash

    Five Teenagers Tragically Killed in Orange County Crash
    BUENA PARK — A BMW crashed in Orange County early Saturday morning, killing five teenage passengers in a solo-vehicle collision on southbound Interstate 5 in Irvine.The accident was reported just after 2 a.m. south of Alton Parkway…
Rank this Week: 61

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Feb 5

    Why we must protect Central American mothers and children fleeing violence

    Why we must protect Central American mothers and children fleeing violence
    Read more on this topic from the Center for American Progress. KJ
  • Feb 5

    The Foreign Born Players in Super Bowl 50

    The Foreign Born Players in Super Bowl 50
    This Caribbean Today story identifies tow "foreign born" players who will play in Super Bowl 50. On the Carolina Panthers’ side is Star Lotulelei, who moved to the United States at the age of 9 from the Pacific Islands of...
  • Feb 5

    Super Bowl 50 and Human Trafficking

    Super Bowl 50 and Human Trafficking
    Photo courtesy of NFL.com Super Bowl 50 is this Sunday and the parties no doubt will be memorable. Behind the scenes, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been at work in ensuring safety and security for all at this...
Rank this Week: 68

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/
  • Jan 8

    Pedestrian Critically Injured In Westwood Hit-and-Run Crash

    Pedestrian Critically Injured In Westwood Hit-and-Run Crash
    A pedestrian suffered critical injuries in a Westwood area car accident, which officials said, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the major injury collision occurred near the corner of Wilshire…
  • Jan 5

    Driver Arrested In Fatal Santa Ana Hit-and-Run Case

    Driver Arrested In Fatal Santa Ana Hit-and-Run Case
    A 22-year-old Santa Ana woman has been arrested a month after she fled the scene of a fatal hit-and-run crash. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, Belen Guadalupe was arrested after investigators tracked her down from a…
  • Dec 31

    DUI Crash In City Of Industry Causes Critical Injurie

    DUI Crash In City Of Industry Causes Critical Injurie
    Two men were injured, one critically, in a car crash in Industry the night of December 27, 2015. According to a report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the major injury collision occurred at the intersection of Valley Boulevard and Giano…
Rank this Week: 67

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 65

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: 66

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Feb 5

    U.S. Rep tells FDA to pick up the pace of Salmonella investigation

    U.S. Rep tells FDA to pick up the pace of Salmonella investigation
      A congresswoman from Connecticut told the FDA “American families should not be dying from the food they eat” and it should step up its investigation of an ongoing seven-month Salmonella outbreak that has killed six people.…
  • Feb 4

    USDA, Obama commit to food safety research

    USDA, Obama commit to food safety research
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing grants totaling more than $30 million to fund 80 research projects aimed at improving food safety, reducing antibiotic resistance in food and increasing the resilience of plants. Agriculture…
  • Feb 4

    Mahina Mele Farms expands recall of macadamia nut product

    Mahina Mele Farms expands recall of macadamia nut product
    Mahina Mele Farms LLC has expanded its recall of macadamia nuts and macadamia nut butter to include all products distributed from Oct. 21, 2015, through Jan. 20. A sample from one lot of macadamia nuts tested by the Food and Drug…
Rank this Week: 72

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/
  • Feb 5

    National Security Highlights from the Fifth Democratic Debate

    National Security Highlights from the Fifth Democratic Debate
    On Thursday night, the Democratic presidential candidates took to the stage in New Hampshire for their fifth debate in anticipation of Tuesday’s primary. The debate was moderated by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and NBC’s Chuck…
  • Feb 5

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    President Obama’s national security aides and top military advisers are pressing him to approve military force in order to counter Islamic State militants that analysts say are forming a new safe haven in Libya. The Washington Post…
  • Feb 5

    Is DOJ Rethinking Material Support Laws and Domestic Terrorism?

    Is DOJ Rethinking Material Support Laws and Domestic Terrorism?
    In December, following the Planned Parenthood shooting and San Bernardino attacks, I shared some thoughts on the differences between domestic and international terrorism laws in the U.S. There, I argued that it was both rational and…
Rank this Week: 71

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Feb 5

    More intentional foul

    More intentional foul
    Following on my earlier post, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver now says he will have the league's Competition Committee explore ways to restrict the practice, explicitly recognizing it as an aesthetic concern. But any rule has to consider all…
  • Feb 5

    Power or Participation? Consensus in Political Deliberation

    Power or Participation? Consensus in Political Deliberation
    How should we structure our democratic institutions? Do we worry about political power, and so seek to maximize the ways in which political authorities are accountable to the public? Here we might emphasize reciprocity as a core feature of…
  • Feb 4

    Maybe they should stop eating cheese, too.

    Maybe they should stop eating cheese, too.
    My Facebook feed is blowing up with snarky comments in response to the CDC's just released report and recommendations on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. As I understand it, researchers have yet to identify any "safe" level of alcohol…
Rank this Week: 69

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 70

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
  • Feb 5

    Law and Economics for the Read-Write Generation: A Review of Guido Calabresi’s “The Future of Law and Economics”

    Law and Economics for the Read-Write Generation: A Review of Guido Calabresi’s “The Future of Law and Economics”
    One of the great pleasures of this little book is that it does not attempt to be exhaustive. Reading it feels like being whisked through a behind-the-scenes tour of a chocolate boutique, with the chocolatier himself merely gesturing modestly…
  • Feb 5

    Means and Ends in Law and Economic

    Means and Ends in Law and Economic
    Is law and economics about means, ends, or both? This question, which lies at the heart of Guido Calabresi’s intriguing new book, turns out to have no easy answer.  Law and economics is by turns imperialistic and indifferent, a…
  • Feb 4

    (R)evolution in Law & Economic

    (R)evolution in Law & Economic
    It is a real pleasure to read Guido Calabresi’s The Future of Law and Economics almost 20 years after taking his torts class. Calabresi always struck me as a warm and inspiring presence at Yale. He’s attained eminence as…
Rank this Week: 77

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Feb 5

    CNA Sexually Assaults Resident

    CNA Sexually Assaults Resident
    WCNC had two articles (here and here) about the horrific sexual assault of a nursing home resident by a caregiver.  Douglas Steven Little has been charged with second-degree forcible sex offense, sexual act by a private institution…
  • Feb 4

    Surveillance Video Records Assault

    Surveillance Video Records Assault
    WKBW reported on a incident that once again proves how necessary cameras in nursing homes are to protect the residents from abuse and neglect.   Susan Sanborn, a social worker at Absolut Care of Orchard Park, is facing charges…
  • Feb 3

    Theft of Patient Fund

    Theft of Patient Fund
    WTVM reported that Elener Wyckoff, an employee of Adams Nursing Home, was indicted for stealing money from patient trust funds.  Wyckoff  stole $2,470 when she worked as a social services assistant for Adams Nursing Home. The…
Rank this Week: 76

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Note To Democrats: Debate Policy, Not Character

    Note To Democrats: Debate Policy, Not Character
    Kumbaya my Lord, kumbayaKumbaya my Lord, kumbayaKumbaya my Lord, kumbayaOh Lord, kumbaya   Someone's singing Lord, kumbayaSomeone's singing Lord, kumbayaSomeone's singing Lord, kumbayaOh Lord, kumbayah Etc. In 1980, the first…
  • Feb 1

    If You Have Nothing Nice To Say . . .

    If You Have Nothing Nice To Say . . .
    I wrote this piece five years ago, after the New York Times reported that it had been five years since Justice Clarence Thomas uttered a word from bench during oral argument.  Today, the Times reminds us that the silent treatment…
  • Jan 19

    On Loving Bernie But Not Feeling The Bern

    On Loving Bernie But Not Feeling The Bern
    The 2016 presidential campaign so far has been driven largely by fear.  The Republicans are cynically drawing on (and generating) the fear of terrorist attacks and the fear of a fading American dream for the white working class. …
Rank this Week: 73

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Divorce Strategy and Advice Blog

Helps women navigate the intricacies of divorce and save money along the way. By Helene Taylor.

http://heleneltaylor.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 78

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://www.lipcon.com/blog/feed/
  • May 29

    Norovirus Goes Airborne: What this Could Mean for Cruise Lines and Passenger

    Norovirus Goes Airborne: What this Could Mean for Cruise Lines and Passenger
    Norovirus is serious news for the cruise industry. Every year, the virus sickens roughly 20 million people and ruins cruise vacations for countless travelers. The virus is notorious for affecting enclosed populations, which is why it spreads…
  • May 27

    3 Popular Cruise Ship Activities that Require Passengers to Sign Waiver

    3 Popular Cruise Ship Activities that Require Passengers to Sign Waiver
    Thinking about cruising anytime soon? If so, you’re not alone. Summer is quickly approaching, which means that kids are out of school and it’s the perfect time to take a family vacation. Naturally, a cruise is one of the top types…
  • May 26

    5 Safety Tips for Canoeing and Kayaking

    5 Safety Tips for Canoeing and Kayaking
    With summer fast approaching, many are opting to head out to open waters and enjoy all that the ocean or waterways have to offer. And for many, that includes trying new options, like canoeing or kayaking. These activities are often low-cost,…
Rank this Week: 75

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Covers legal malpractice basics, cases and news. By Andrew Lavoott Bluestone.

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Feb 23

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied

    No Expert? Motion to Dismiss Denied
    Issues that are beyond the "ken" of ordinary jurors require expert testimony says the First Department in Wadsworth Condos, LLC v Dollinger Gonski & Grossman 2014 NY Slip Op 00930 [114 AD3d 487] February 13, 2014 Appellate Division, First…
  • Feb 20

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"

    Judiciary Law 487 Relief "Not Lightly Given"
    Judiciary Law 487, the attorney-deceit statute, part of the common law, is reserved by the Appellate Division for really really bad conduct.  It is not "lightly given."  While proof does not require "clear and convincing" evidence,…
  • Feb 19

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule

    A Legal Malpractice Case Lost on the "But For" Rule
    As we discussed yesterday, courts are eager to dismiss legal malpractice cases, early in the case or late, on the question of whether Client can show that "but for" the attorney's negligence there would have been a better economic outcome for…
Rank this Week: 74

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Feb 5

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana
    Sexta-feira, 5/2 20h30 - Iluminuras Mestre e doutora em Direito Constitucional, a professora Christine Peter fala de sua vocação pela sala de aula e de sua paixão pela literatura no Iluminuras. Com dois livros na bagagem,…
  • Feb 5

    Campanha contra a abstenção eleitoral será lançada neste carnaval

    Campanha contra a abstenção eleitoral será lançada neste carnaval
    Por iniciativa do ministro Marco Aurélio, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), uma campanha contra a abstenção eleitoral será lançada neste carnaval, em um trio elétrico em Salvador (BA).…
  • Feb 5

    Juízes questionam em ADI corte do orçamento da Justiça do Trabalho

    Juízes questionam em ADI corte do orçamento da Justiça do Trabalho
    A Associação Nacional dos Magistrados da Justiça do Trabalho (Anamatra) ajuizou Ação Direta de Inconstitucionalidade (ADI 5468) no Supremo Tribunal Federal questionando a Lei Orçamentária Anual…
Rank this Week: 81

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
  • Feb 5

    Pentagon Releases 198 Abuse Photos in Long-Running Lawsuit. What They Don’t Show Is a Bigger Story.

    Pentagon Releases 198 Abuse Photos in Long-Running Lawsuit. What They Don’t Show Is a Bigger Story.
    The Defense Department’s rationale for not releasing the photos is contrary to democratic governance. Today, after more than a decade of legal battles and stonewalling, the Department of Defense released 198 photos relating to prisoner…
  • Feb 5

    Who is Chelsea Manning?

    Who is Chelsea Manning?
    Listen to Chelsea Manning share her story in this new podcast. Whistleblower. Traitor. Transwoman. Freak. Hero. Chelsea Manning has been called many things and is recognizable to many.   She has informed the public of United States…
  • Feb 5

    5 Reasons Texas Should Decriminalize Marijuana, and One Reason It Shouldn’t

    5 Reasons Texas Should Decriminalize Marijuana, and One Reason It Shouldn’t
    If there’s one thing wrong with the decriminalization movement, it’s that it doesn’t go far enough. Last year, 11 separate marijuana-related bills were introduced in the Texas legislature, and next year we can probably…
Rank this Week: 82

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/
  • Jan 29

    Certain claims carry a presumption as to amount-in-controversy that will lead directly to federal court

    Certain claims carry a presumption as to amount-in-controversy that will lead directly to federal court
    Robertson v Exxon Mobil Corp., 2015 WL 9592499 (5th Cir. Dec. 31, 2015). In a personal injury and a property damage action, the Fifth Circuit reversed the district court’s order remanding the action finding that the defendants had by…
  • Jan 13

    Fifth Circuit weighs in on ambiguous class definition

    Fifth Circuit weighs in on ambiguous class definition
    Arbuckle Mountain Ranch of Texas Inc v Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Case No. 15-10955, 2016 WL 98128 (5th Cir. Jan 7, 2016). In a 2-1 decision, the Fifth Circuit examined an ambiguous complaint suggesting two class definitions, (one a…
  • Jan 12

    A Noteworthy Event – March 17-18

    A Noteworthy Event – March 17-18
    With new claims arising out of the Video Privacy Protection Act and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), ACI’s Data Breach & Privacy Litigation and Enforcement conference on March 17-18, 2016 at the Union League in Philadelphia…
Rank this Week: 80

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicago-personal-injury-lawyer-blawg.com
Rank this Week: 79

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 85

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

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

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 87

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Quick Question Friday, China Law Answers, Part XIII

    Quick Question Friday, China Law Answers, Part XIII
    Because of this blog, our China lawyers get a fairly steady stream of China law questions from readers, mostly via emails but occasionally via blog comments or phone calls as well. If we were to conduct research on all the questions we get…
  • Feb 4

    China Sinosure: What You NEED to Know

    China Sinosure: What You NEED to Know
    Nearly all Chinese companies that provide credit to foreign businesses do so because their invoices are insured by Sinosure. Sinosure is a massive China-based export and credit insurance company, as explained by Wikipedia: Sinosure offers…
  • Feb 3

    China Non-Compete

    China Non-Compete
    This post explains the type of China employee that can be bound by a non-compete provision and on the likelihood a China court will enforce such a non-compete. Or not. One of the big issues in China employment law is against whom non-compete…
Rank this Week: 88

E. coli Blog

E. coli Blog

Covers E. coli outbreaks, recalls, legal cases and resources. By Marler Clark.

http://www.ecoliblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Chipotle E. coli Outbreaks Sickens 60 in 14 State

    Chipotle E. coli Outbreaks Sickens 60 in 14 State
    The initial, larger STEC O26 outbreak was first detected by public health officials in Washington and Oregon through local foodborne disease surveillance. In late October 2015, officials in those states... Continue Reading
  • Jan 21

    FSIS Reports Tennessee E.coli Illnesse linked to Ground Beef

    FSIS Reports Tennessee E.coli Illnesse linked to Ground Beef
    Snapp’s Ferry Packing Company, an Afton, Tenn. establishment, is recalling approximately 410 pounds of beef product that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food... Continue Reading
  • Dec 25

    Oklahoma and Kansas Now Linked to Chipolte E. coli Outbreak

    Oklahoma and Kansas Now Linked to Chipolte E. coli Outbreak
    The FDA, CDC, and state and local officials are investigating a second, more recent outbreak of a different, rare DNA fingerprint of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O26 (STEC O26) linked... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 83

Our News & Stories

Our News & Stories

Features Penn Law news.

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

    Penn Law launches innovative program in Latin American & Latino Studie

    Penn Law launches innovative program in Latin American & Latino Studie
    In recognition of the mounting importance of Latin America as both a rapidly growing global legal market and the hub of much U.S. immigration debate, the University of Pennsylvania Law School has established the innovative Certificate of…
  • Aug 17

    Alumni spotlight: Noam Dworman L’87

    Alumni spotlight: Noam Dworman L’87
    The Comedy Cellar opened in 1980, long after venues such as the 1960s-era Improv set the tone. But the Comedy Cellar made comic hay just the same, earning sell-out after sell-out of its 115-seat room as well as a string of accolades including…
  • Aug 12

    Summer employment dispatch: Alicia Zhang L’16

    Summer employment dispatch: Alicia Zhang L’16
    This dispatch from Alicia Zhang L'16 is one in a series of firsthand accounts by Law School students about how their summer employment opportunities are preparing them for their legal careers. Zhang is from Austin, TX.
Rank this Week: 86

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 84

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/
  • Feb 4

    Docs v. Glocks going en banc

    Docs v. Glocks going en banc
    Here's the order.The third opinion was back in December.
  • Feb 4

    Jordan and Pryor agree...

    Jordan and Pryor agree...
    ...that sleeping during a murder trial is not ineffective.  After a strenuous debate earlier in the week (Jordan v. Pryor), we get this per curiam unpublished doozy (Julie Carnes also joined):We issued a certificate of appealability to…
  • Feb 3

    It's a very old Supreme Court

    It's a very old Supreme Court
    Four Justice are older than 75.  This op-ed wonders whether that's a problem.  It certainly will be a big deal for the next President.  From the conclusion:The problem of an aging judiciary extends beyond the Supreme Court to…
Rank this Week: 89

Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

News, opinions, job postings and continuing legal education information for the Central Illinois paralegal.

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • Feb 5

    Full time receptionist needed at local law firm!

    Full time receptionist needed at local law firm!
    Local small law firm with primary practice areas in personal injury, workers compensation and medical malpractice law seeks full time receptionist.  Experience is preferred but not necessary.  Excellent telephone and written…
  • Feb 1

    Paralegal Position Available!

    Paralegal Position Available!
    Paralegal Position AvailableBloomington, IL family law firm seeks a paralegal with excellent organization and communication skills. Duties include drafting pleadings and correspondence, maintaining attorney calendar, meeting with clients as…
  • Feb 1

    UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTNorthern…

    UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTNorthern District of Illinois, ChicagoHuman Resources Office, Room 1574219 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604www.ilnd.uscourts.gov NOTICE OF POSITION VACANCYDate: January 29, 2016 Job Announcement No.:…
Rank this Week: 91