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WUSTL School of Law News

WUSTL School of Law News

http://news.wustl.edu/_layouts/WUSTL.SharePoint.WebParts/CustomFeed.aspx?xsl=1&web=/schools/Law&page=ffd03ae5-7e53-44de-89b3-4672f3ea5710&wp=afe32abc-2fc9-4eac-80d2-26a459662960
  • Nov 10

    Wash U Expert: Obama within rights to proceed on immigration reform

    Wash U Expert: Obama within rights to proceed on immigration reform
    With Republicans gaining control of Congress after the midterm elections, Speaker of the House John Boehner insists that President Barack Obama could get “burned” if he uses executive action to move forward on immigration reform…
  • Dec 7

    WashU Expert: Incentivizing new uses for off-patent drug

    WashU Expert: Incentivizing new uses for off-patent drug
    Generic medications could be an effective way to improve health outcomes while lowering costs, but the existing drug patent system is poorly designed to motivate such discoveries, says an expert on health law at Washington University in St.…
  • Dec 4

    WashU alumna named Schwarzman Scholar

    WashU alumna named Schwarzman Scholar
    Lingyu Zhou, a Washington University in St. Louis School of Law alumna, has been awarded a highly selective 2019 Schwarzman Scholarship for graduate study at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Two other WashU students were semi-finalists. The…
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Lumen

Lumen

Features copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret cease and desist notices. A project of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

https://www.lumendatabase.org/
Rank this Week: 91

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Dec 13

    ¿Does Secret Prior Art Apply to the Obviousness Analysis?

    ¿Does Secret Prior Art Apply to the Obviousness Analysis?
    by Dennis Crouch It is not clear from ,u reading the AIA revisions that “secret prior art” (102(b)(2) prior art) continues to qualify as prior art for the obviousness analysis.  The obviousness provision (Section 103) refers…
  • Dec 13

    RecogniCorp: Can Data Processing be Patented?

    RecogniCorp: Can Data Processing be Patented?
    In RecogniCorp, LLC v. Nintendo Co., Ltd., petitioner-patentee RecogniCorp has asked the Supreme Court to take a fresh look at its eligibility doctrines with the following two questions presented: Whether computer-implemented inventions that…
  • Dec 12

    AI Patent Quality

    AI Patent Quality
    Ji-Yong (David) Chung is a partner at Snyder, Clark, Lesch & Chung. David.Chung@snyderllp.com.
Rank this Week: 209

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/
  • Dec 13

    Hartzog on Privacy in Public

    Hartzog on Privacy in Public
    Woodrow Hartzog (Northeastern University School of Law and College of Computer and Information Science; Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society) has posted The Public Information Fallacy on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The concept…
  • Dec 13

    Kende on Pragmatism and Formalism in Constitutional Law

    Kende on Pragmatism and Formalism in Constitutional Law
    Mark Kende (Drake University Law School) has posted The Unmasking of Balancing and Proportionality Review in U.S. Constitutional Law (25 Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law (JICL) 417 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Dec 13

    Waller on Antitrust & Democracy

    Waller on Antitrust & Democracy
    Spencer Weber Waller (Loyola University of Chicago, School of Law - Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies) has posted Antitrust and Democracy: Democracy in Antitrust on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article analyzes two critical and…
Rank this Week: 19

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    Join the crowd

    Join the crowd
    Felix Salmon imagines an "alternative universe" where a better solution to the Berkshire Museum's financial difficulties was ... deaccessioning artwork:"In this alternative universe, once the board decided to get a real grip on its finances,…
  • Dec 13

    Berkshire Museum Injunction Extended to Jan. 29

    Berkshire Museum Injunction Extended to Jan. 29
    Story here.  A spokeswoman for the attorney general said the extension "will provide enough time for attorneys to finish their investigation."Recall what the trial court judge had to say about the AG's "investigation":"He points out that…
  • Dec 5

    Christo Copyright Suit

    Christo Copyright Suit
    Over the use of some photographs.  Story here.
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beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Dec 13

    Twitter enables threading of tweets to increase length of posting

    Twitter enables threading of tweets to increase length of posting
    Twitter Blog: “…we’re thrilled to share that we’re making it simpler to thread Tweets together, and to find threads, so it’s easier to express yourself on Twitter and stay informed. We’ve made it easy to…
  • Dec 13

    Perspective – Data shouldn’t drive all of your decision

    Perspective – Data shouldn’t drive all of your decision
    Data shouldn’t drive all of your decisions, Taddy Hall, Senior Partner, Lippincott. December 12, 2017. Quartz at Work: “…The power of big data to enable breakthroughs in many aspects of managerial and scientific endeavor is…
  • Dec 13

    Legal-Writing Exercises: Part V—Punctuation

    Legal-Writing Exercises: Part V—Punctuation
    Lebovits, Gerald, Legal-Writing Exercises: Part V—Punctuation (November 2017). Gerald Lebovits, The Legal Writer, Legal-Writing Exercises: Part V—Punctuation, 89 N.Y. St. B.J. 64 (Nov./Dec. 2017).. Available at SSRN:…
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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

On the Record

On the Record

Covers business, legal and government-related news. By The Daily Record.

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Dec 13

    December 14, 2017

    December 14, 2017
  • Dec 13

    Backed by donations, Baltimore signs up for anti-violence program

    Backed by donations, Baltimore signs up for anti-violence program
    Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh announced Wednesday that the city has been accepted into a widely praised program for easing youth violence after philanthropic groups and businesses agreed to contribute $10 million to help finance the…
  • Dec 13

    Plaintiff’s summary judgment motion denied in Baltimore police excessive force case

    Plaintiff’s summary judgment motion denied in Baltimore police excessive force case
    Excessive force and battery claims against a Baltimore police lieutenant who pepper-sprayed a man at close range and a sergeant who took the man to the ground during the 2015 civil unrest following the death of Freddie Gray will proceed to…
Rank this Week: 277

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

https://indiacorplaw.in/
  • Dec 13

    Sharing of Unpublished Price Sensitive Information with Promoter

    Sharing of Unpublished Price Sensitive Information with Promoter
    [Shikha Rawal is an Associate at a law firm in Mumbai. The views in this post are personal.] In June this year, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) constituted a committee under the Chairmanship of Mr. Uday Kotak…
  • Dec 13

    Majority Requirement for Creditors’ Approval of Resolution Plan

    Majority Requirement for Creditors’ Approval of Resolution Plan
    Background and Legal Question Nearly all of the posts on this Blog that deal with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (the “Code”) begin with the quip that the Code is still undergoing a gestation period that has led to snags…
  • Dec 12

    Interpreting the Restriction on Layering of Subsidiarie

    Interpreting the Restriction on Layering of Subsidiarie
    [Mayank Labh is a 4th year student at NALSAR University of Law] The Ministry of Corporate Affairs recently notified the Companies (Restriction on Number of Layers) Rules, 2017 (the “Rules”) on 20 September 2017. Much has been…
Rank this Week: 359

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 8

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
Rank this Week: 202

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    Two Vehicle Crash Northbound US93 Jerome County

    Two Vehicle Crash Northbound US93 Jerome County
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
  • Dec 13

    Fatal Semi Truck Crash Westbound I90 MP63.5, Mullan, ID

    Fatal Semi Truck Crash Westbound I90 MP63.5, Mullan, ID
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 1 Patrol 615 West Wilbur Ave. Coeur…
  • Dec 12

    Blocking Crash I90 milepost 63.5 westbound

    Blocking Crash I90 milepost 63.5 westbound
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 1 Patrol 615 West Wilbur Ave. Coeur…
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DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 7

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
Rank this Week: 275

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    At the Winter Swan Café...

    At the Winter Swan Café...
    ... you can talk about whatever you like.The photo — of Whooper swans —is by Andreas Trepte, www.photo-natur.net.We walked out on Picnic Point today, where it was very blustery with icy horizontal snow. Out on the lake, there were…
  • Dec 13

    "But this time, it was clear to me he would never let me finish this movie without him having his fantasy one way or another.... I had to say yes...."

    "But this time, it was clear to me he would never let me finish this movie without him having his fantasy one way or another.... I had to say yes...."
    "I arrived on the set the day we were to shoot the scene that I believed would save the movie. And for the first and last time in my career, I had a nervous breakdown: My body began to shake uncontrollably, my breath was short and I began to…
  • Dec 13

    The delusion that Elizabeth Warren "slut-shamed" Kirsten Gillibrand.

    The delusion that Elizabeth Warren "slut-shamed" Kirsten Gillibrand.
    I'm reading "Did Elizabeth Warren Just Call Her Fellow Senator a Slut?" (by Tyler O'Neil at Pajamas Media) because it was linked by Glenn Reynolds in a post that says "And yesterday [Warren] was 'slut-shaming' fellow Sen. Kirsten…
Rank this Week: 18

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Dec 13

    As Tax Plan Gained Steam, GOP Lost Focus on the Middle Cla

    As Tax Plan Gained Steam, GOP Lost Focus on the Middle Cla
    The current tax plans passed in the House and the Senate seem to diverge significantly from the promises President Trump made while campaigning. Originally, President Trump’s goal was to create a middle-class tax cut that helped the average…
  • Dec 13

    Restructured Tax Code Would Unduly Burden People with Disabilitie

    Restructured Tax Code Would Unduly Burden People with Disabilitie
    In its current form, the tax bill would have some negative implications for those with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities. The version of the tax bill passed by the House eliminates a widely used deduction utilized by millions,…
  • Dec 13

    The Trust Beneficial Owner Register

    The Trust Beneficial Owner Register
    The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017 (MLR 2017) were passed in the U.K. in June. Part of the legislation requires certain trustees to maintain a register of “beneficial ownership information”…
Rank this Week: 39

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 5

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Dec 13

    Is civilization overrated? | The New Criterion

    Is civilization overrated? | The New Criterion
    Common, unenlightened people might think that the arts and sciences are beneficent because they elevate the spirit and lighten the burdens of everyday life. Rousseau, a beneficiary of centuries of human ingenuity, came to tell them that the…
  • Dec 13

    Ugly as Mueller’s investigation may look, it’s on track to clear Trump | New York Post

    Ugly as Mueller’s investigation may look, it’s on track to clear Trump | New York Post
    The higher likelihood is that the Mueller investigation, despite all the reasonable suspicions about its partisanship, will end up exonerating the president. At this point, it’s anything but clear that investigators who have political…
  • Dec 13

    A progressive push for more gun violence | New York Post

    A progressive push for more gun violence | New York Post
    Who ever thought the progressive position on gun violence would be to encourage more of it? Yet that’s the paradox in Philadelphia, where on Thursday the city council will consider a bill to force owners of hundreds of small corner...
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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
  • Dec 13

    Recent conflicts developments in New Zealand

    Recent conflicts developments in New Zealand
    With the end of the year fast approaching, here is a quick round-up of news from New Zealand: The New Zealand Parliament recently passed the Private International Law (Choice of Law in Tort) Act 2017. The Act introduces new torts choice of…
  • Dec 13

    Double Actionability Rule for Tort Choice of Law Abolished in New Zealand

    Double Actionability Rule for Tort Choice of Law Abolished in New Zealand
    (With thanks to Professor Yeo Tiong Min for bringing this to my attention) The Private International Law (Choice of Law in Tort) Act 2017 abolishes the common law rule on double actionability for tort choice of law in New Zealand. The Act is…
  • Dec 12

    The 11th “Luxemburger Expertenforum” on the development of EU law

    The 11th “Luxemburger Expertenforum” on the development of EU law
    On 3 and 4 December 2017, the 11th “Luxemburger Expertenforum” on the development of EU law took place at the Court of Justice of the European Union. This forum is a workshop that is organised regularly by the German members of…
Rank this Week: 41

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

Tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility. By Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope.

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 232

Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 654

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    Law Library Benchmarks 2018-19

    Law Library Benchmarks 2018-19
    New York-based Primary Research Group has released Law Library Benchmarks 2018-19 Edition:"The report looks closely at the current policies and plans of North American law libraries in many areas, focusing especially on plans for …
  • Dec 12

    December 2017 Issue of In Session - E-Newsletter of Canadian Association of Law Librarie

    December 2017 Issue of In Session - E-Newsletter of Canadian Association of Law Librarie
    The December 2017 issue of In Session is available online. It is the monthly e-newsletter of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) and contains news from CALL committees and special interest groups, member updates and events.
  • Dec 12

    Canadian Government Response to Crown Copyright E-Petition

    Canadian Government Response to Crown Copyright E-Petition
    This is a follow-up to the October 18, 2017 Library Boy post entitled Crown Copyright E-Petition Update.Earlier this year, University of Alberta Copyright Librarian Amanda Wakaruk circulated a petition asking the Government of Canada to make…
Rank this Week: 331

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    Are family heirlooms no longer cherished the way they used to be?

    Are family heirlooms no longer cherished the way they used to be?
    The issue of what to do with the stuff in the house, garage, shed, and cabin is being discussed every day. What do you plan to do with yours when you pass away? Are you assuming your children and grandchildren will want your china, stamp…
  • Dec 6

    It took 16 years for this son to win the legal battle against a predatory caregiver

    It took 16 years for this son to win the legal battle against a predatory caregiver
    A man in New Zealand named Leslie Willis installed a baby monitor in his aging father's room to help him keep an eye on his dad, who was sick with cancer. The things he heard through the monitor raised his suspicions about his father's…
  • Nov 30

    JP Morgan says family awarded $8 billion deserves nothing

    JP Morgan says family awarded $8 billion deserves nothing
    In a recent American case, a jury awarded $8 billion to the family of Max Hopper, who died without a will. Mr. Hopper's estate was about $19 million. JPMorgan Chase & Co (our Canadian equivalent would be a trust company) was hired to…
Rank this Week: 566

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    CARDONA JURY OUT /VERDICT

    CARDONA JURY OUT /VERDICT
    8:00 pm VERDICT: GUILTY AS CHARGED FIRST DEGREE MURDER AND AGGRAVATED CHILD ABUSE CARDONA HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISONThus ends (for the moment) this tragic case which has consumed South Florida for almost thirty years.And let us…
  • Dec 13

    CARDONA CLOSINGS II

    CARDONA CLOSINGS II
    Update: MM is at closings... This is MM blogging from closings through Rumpole who is posting...follow me on Twitter @millennialme786Yermish comes out for the defense....slower than a snail. He apologizes for his voice...he mentions he…
  • Dec 13

    CARDONA CLOSINGS TODAY

    CARDONA CLOSINGS TODAY
    Update from MM: "She fled with her lover and left him with only the tape on his diaper and his lollipops T-shirt...There is no gray area...she is responsible...Oliva and her are two of a kind...Lazaro died because his mother didn't love…
Rank this Week: 284

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Dec 13

    Kandell v. Niv: In which the Delaware Chancery Court (Wrongly) Decides that Boards may not Knowingly Allow Corporation to Break the Law

    Kandell v. Niv: In which the Delaware Chancery Court (Wrongly) Decides that Boards may not Knowingly Allow Corporation to Break the Law
    Steven Haas summarizes the facts set out in VC Glasscock's recent decision in Kandell v. Niv: Kandell v. Niv involved a derivative lawsuit brought by a stockholder of FXCM, Inc. (the “Company”), a... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Dec 13

    China Agritech

    China Agritech
    U.S. Supreme Court Grants Cert in Yet Another Case Securities Law Case https://t.co/MKNRJ5Lvkj Kevin LaCroix has a very detailed analysis of the China Agritech case— Professor Bainbridge... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Dec 13

    Get your favorite cook a Fagor LUX 6 quart Multi-Cooker for Christma

    Get your favorite cook a Fagor LUX 6 quart Multi-Cooker for Christma
    In the November 2017 issue, Cook's Illustrated ranked multi-cookers. it's top finisher was the Fagor Lux LCD Multicooker. In second place was the slightly older and less expensive Fagor Lux... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 108

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 62

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 12

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 58

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Dec 13

    Garden on Judge Kozinski's Record of Harassment

    Garden on Judge Kozinski's Record of Harassment
    Charlotte Garden (Seattle) has just posted on Take Care Blog that there were plenty of red flags at Judge Kozinski's confirmation hearings -- and that the Senate ignored them. She provides extensive excerpts from the Senate record, then…
  • Dec 12

    Ring and Oei on the Proposed Tax Bill and Work-Related Distortion

    Ring and Oei on the Proposed Tax Bill and Work-Related Distortion
    Diane Ring (Boston College) and Shu-Yi Oei (Boston College) have a fascinating new post which is now available at onlabor. The post examines some of the many workplace implications and distortions of the tax-reform bills in the house and…
  • Dec 12

    Changes at the NLRB--Will New Representation Rules Be Altered?

    Changes at the NLRB--Will New Representation Rules Be Altered?
    With the new Republican majority at the NLRB, changes from the prior Board were to be expected and now we're beginning to see that pay out. For instance, yesterday, by a 3-2 vote, the NLRB flipped its policy on settlements...
Rank this Week: 22

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Dec 13

    12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2017: SecureFuture

    12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2017: SecureFuture
    It's the second day of my 12 Days of Charitable Giving for 2017. Readers have suggested deserving charities over the past few weeks, and I’ll be posting one a day for – well, 12 days (I’m clever that way). Today's charity is…
  • Dec 13

    Terms & Other Tidbits You Need To Know: Your Guide To Understanding Tax Reform

    Terms & Other Tidbits You Need To Know: Your Guide To Understanding Tax Reform
    You can't go anywhere these days without hearing about those tax proposals. Tax law can be tricky. If you don't know your personal exemption from your standard deduction, or your Schedule A from your Schedule C, I've got you covered. Here's…
  • Dec 12

    12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2017: Respite Care Charleston

    12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2017: Respite Care Charleston
    It's the first day of my 12 Days of Charitable Giving for 2017. Readers have suggested deserving charities over the past few weeks, and I’ll be posting one a day for – well, 12 days (I’m clever that way). Today's charity is…
Rank this Week: 242

ExportLawBlog

ExportLawBlog

Covers the laws governing exports from the United States with an emphasis on export regulations administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. By Clif Burns, Carolyn

http://www.exportlawblog.com
  • Dec 13

    Do Due Diligence or Penalties May Be Due

    Do Due Diligence or Penalties May Be Due
    Dentsply Sirona agreed to pay the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) $1,220,400 to settle charges in connection with 37 unlicensed exports of dental equipment to Iran. The value of the shipments was not stated but it would…
  • Dec 7

    BIS, For One, Does Not Welcome Our New Robot Overlord

    BIS, For One, Does Not Welcome Our New Robot Overlord
    The Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) recently announced that Pilot Air Freight had agreed to a $175,000 fine ($75,000 of which was suspended) to settle charges that it had aided and abetted an attempted unlicensed export by…
  • Dec 5

    OFAC Issues Finding of Violation to Foreign Ship Registry for Dealings with Iran

    OFAC Issues Finding of Violation to Foreign Ship Registry for Dealings with Iran
    Last Tuesday the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued a “finding of violation” (but not a fine) against the Dominica Maritime Registry (“DMR”) for entering into a “Binding Memorandum of…
Rank this Week: 481

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Dec 13

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Southern California Edison Company v. Nevada Department of Taxation 17-755 Issue: Whether proof that a tax scheme violates the dormant commerce clause by favoring in-state interests over out-of-state…
  • Dec 13

    Symposium: The First Amendment cannot justify lying to women

    Symposium: The First Amendment cannot justify lying to women
    Julie Rikelman is the senior director of litigation at the Center for Reproductive Rights. Is there a First Amendment right to deceive the public about the services that a business provides, simply because those services involve reproductive…
  • Dec 13

    Symposium: “Hey California, stop telling us what to say at work!”

    Symposium: “Hey California, stop telling us what to say at work!”
    Ilya Shapiro is a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute and editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review. He filed an amicus brief supporting the cert petition in NIFLA v. Becerra, on which this essay is based, and…
Rank this Week: 14

Percy Martinez Blawg

Percy Martinez Blawg

Covers Florida personal injury law.

https://percymartinezlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 200

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 689

Inforrm\'s Blog

Inforrm\'s Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 226

South Florida Injury Lawyers Blog

South Florida Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers auto accidents and consumer product recalls. By Freeman Injury Law.

http://www.southfloridainjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 13

    Florida Amusement Park Injury Raises Liability Question

    Florida Amusement Park Injury Raises Liability Question
    A 14-year-old was recently injured in a Florida amusement park accident when she was reportedly thrown from a ride while it was in motion, eventually landing on the metal walkway that surrounded the ride. The Tallahassee Democrat reported the…
  • Dec 4

    Bicycle Accident Case to Proceed After Court Ruling on Bike Trail Classification

    Bicycle Accident Case to Proceed After Court Ruling on Bike Trail Classification
    Most serious Florida bicycle accidents occur on public roads, and the majority of the time, defendants in the cases are careless drivers. However, Florida has an avid – and growing – cycling community that enjoys off-road biking.…
  • Nov 30

    Landowner May be Liable for Crash Injuries – But Only in Some Circumstance

    Landowner May be Liable for Crash Injuries – But Only in Some Circumstance
    Car accident and pedestrian accident lawsuits usually involve claims that one or more motor vehicle drivers was negligent. However, an experienced injury lawyer can tell you it may be worth exploring whether other individuals or entities…
Rank this Week: 914

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Coves car accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and neck and back injuries. By the Law Offices of Edward A. Smith.

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 13

    What To Do After a Crash

    What To Do After a Crash
    I’m Ed Smith, a Vallejo Personal Injury Lawyer. Although car accidents happen on U.S. roads every minute, most people are unprepared for when it happens to them. Knowing what to do and having a plan for when an accident occurs is…
  • Dec 13

    Road Hazards For Motorcycle Rider

    Road Hazards For Motorcycle Rider
    I'm Ed Smith, a Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Attorney. One of the common causes of motorcycle accidents is road hazards. Small objects, uneven road surfaces, debris, or wet pavement are seemingly minor hurdles on the road for most drivers.…
  • Dec 13

    Chronic Medical Problems With a Traumatic Brain Injury

    Chronic Medical Problems With a Traumatic Brain Injury
    I’m Ed Smith, a Fairfield Brain Injury Lawyer. When someone suffers a traumatic brain injury, they are often concerned about the prognosis that it might carry. This is a valid concern and the prognosis of a brain injury is just as much…
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Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 6

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
  • Dec 13

    How fathers who gain custody can keep custody

    How fathers who gain custody can keep custody
    For reasons having nothing to do with sexism, more mothers than fathers have custody of their children. Often when fathers get custody they have never had the role of equal or primary caretaker of their children. If they gained custody…
  • Dec 2

    Three recent books about the state of marriage

    Three recent books about the state of marriage
    Both personal and professional curiosity have engendered a fascination with books about the sociology of marriage. Frustrated spouses come to me looking for a divorce but what they are really searching for is to feel peaceful again.…
  • Nov 18

    South Carolina Supreme Court revives application of domestic abuse statute to unmarried cohabitant

    South Carolina Supreme Court revives application of domestic abuse statute to unmarried cohabitant
    On July 26, 2017 the South Carolina Supreme Court, in the case of Doe v. State, remedied the equal protection infirmity of a Domestic Abuse statute that granted protection to opposite sex cohabitants but denied that protection to same sex…
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Practical Academic

Practical Academic

Covers the developments in arbitration and contract law in India and elsewhere.

http://practicalacademic.blogspot.com
  • Dec 13

    High Courts do what the Supreme Court did not: Decide on Choice of Foreign Seat by Indian Partie

    High Courts do what the Supreme Court did not: Decide on Choice of Foreign Seat by Indian Partie
    Recently, the Delhi High Court has been in the news internationally for holding that two Indian parties can choose a foreign seat thereby making the arbitration a non-Domestic Arbitration and thereby sounding a death-knell for TDM…
  • Dec 8

    Conflict of Interest of Arbitrators under the Amended Indian Arbitration Regime- A Comment

    Conflict of Interest of Arbitrators under the Amended Indian Arbitration Regime- A Comment
    Bias, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. But whether such a subjective view is sufficient for a court to strike down the appointment of an arbitrator is moot. Courts have leaned in favour of upholding objections to appointments…
  • Aug 27

    Has Sumitomo Been Overruled by BALCO? A Resounding Yes!

    Has Sumitomo Been Overruled by BALCO? A Resounding Yes!
    Sumitomo v ONGC  (04.12.1997: Supreme Court of India) was a pre-1996 Act case which laid down the law on the law governing challenge to arbitral awards. The case really reflects the debate in international commercial arbitration as to…
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Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Dec 13

    Did the Alabama Special Election Increase the Odds of Justice Kennedy's Retirement?

    Did the Alabama Special Election Increase the Odds of Justice Kennedy's Retirement?
    Jonathan Adler ponders that question from the Volokh Conspiracy's new perch at reason.com.There has been rampant speculation over whether Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Supreme Court's swing justice, will retire next spring. Pepperdine's Derek…
  • Dec 13

    Yes, Carjacking Is a Crime of Violence

    Yes, Carjacking Is a Crime of Violence
    Today, the Ninth Circuit decided United States v. Gutierrez, No. 16-35582:The sole question presented by this appeal is whether the federal offense of carjacking is a "crime of violence" under 18 U.S.C. § 924(c). We hold that it is.Odd…
  • Dec 13

    Dead People Commenting

    Dead People Commenting
    Turns out that dead people not only vote, they also comment on proposed federal regulations.  James V. Grimaldi and Paul Overberg report for the WSJ:A comment posted on the Federal Communications Commission's public docket endorses a…
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Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Covers investment scams, broker fraud and broker negligence. By Rex Securities Law.

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
Rank this Week: 203

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    Kirzhner v. Mercedes-Benz USA (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 13, 2017)

    Kirzhner v. Mercedes-Benz USA (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 13, 2017)
    "This case under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act (Civ. Code, § 1790 et seq., Act), concerned an allegedly defective car which could not be repaired after multiple attempts. Plaintiff Allen Kirzhner accepted an offer of compromise…
  • Dec 12

    People v. Rubino (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 12, 2017)

    People v. Rubino (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 12, 2017)
    Joseph Rubino is caught on surveillance video trying to burn down the office of the mobile home park in which he resides.  He doesn't have a very good defense at all.He ultimately gets sentenced to probation plus a year in jail.Which is…
  • Dec 11

    In Re R.G. (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 11, 2017)

    In Re R.G. (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 11, 2017)
    Your children are rarely perfect.  Perfection is pretty darn hard to achieve.And, even short of perfection, it's often helpful to remember that things could be far worse.That's true for sons, and it's true for daughters.  Today…
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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: 57

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Dec 13

    Something to Help You Relax While Grading

    Something to Help You Relax While Grading
    Malaga, Spain I'm in the midst of grading, revising an article, researching for another article, starting a travel blog, and preparing for next semester. Normally, this would cause some level of stress. But this year, for the first time, I...
  • Dec 12

    Getting LLC Definitions Wrong: It's Not Always the Judge's Fault

    Getting LLC Definitions Wrong: It's Not Always the Judge's Fault
    As I have noted in the past, it is not just judges that make the mistake of calling limited liability companies (LLCs), "limited liability corporations." Today, I got a notice of a Texas case using the later definition. Here's…
  • Dec 11

    Law and Entrepreneurship - Association Call for Papers - Near-Term Deadline!

    Law and Entrepreneurship - Association Call for Papers - Near-Term Deadline!
    The twelfth annual meeting of the Law and Entrepreneurship Association (LEA) will occur on February 9, 2018 at the University of Alabama School of Law The LEA is a group of legal scholars interested in the topic of entrepreneurship—broadly…
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