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Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 270

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer…

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and criminal defense. Published by the Law Offices of Law Offices of Richard Tendler, P.A.

http://www.westpalmbeachcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 9

    West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Blog

    West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Blog
    Welcome to the new blog for the Law Offices of Richard Tendler! My intention in launching this blog is to help people — prospective and current clients alike — by providing useful information about the field of criminal defense. Being…
  • Oct 19

    Call Me Maybe

    Call Me Maybe
    If you just met a police officer when you didn’t mean to, you may be in a little trouble. If you talk to the police officer, you may be in a lot of trouble. It isn’t crazy to think about calling for help. When asked about details of a…
  • Oct 19

    A Great Debate

    A Great Debate
    All the talk of debates over the past few weeks has got me thinking about debates that go on in courtrooms all over America every day. Just as the presidential debates bring to light issues that will potentially affect millions of people…
Rank this Week: 221

Virginia Environmental Law Blog

Virginia Environmental Law Blog

By Sands Anderson.

http://vaenvironmentallaw.com/
  • Sep 5

    State Review of General Construction Permit Regulations Underway

    State Review of General Construction Permit Regulations Underway
    Last week, the Regulatory Advisory Panel (RAP) appointed to review the state’s current requirements for its General VSMP Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities met for the first time. As a member of this advisory…
  • Aug 24

    State Grants Assist Development of Local Stormwater Program

    State Grants Assist Development of Local Stormwater Program
    The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) recently issued an RFP to solicit
  • Jul 6

    Great News! Virginia is the Biggest Loser…

    Great News! Virginia is the Biggest Loser…
    …of pollution loads that is. Governor McDonnell just announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3 has awarded Virginia their “Biggest Loser” for ranking first in the region and second in the nation for reducing…
Rank this Week: 232

Herald Digital Law Philippines

Herald Digital Law Philippines

Covers Philippine law.

http://philippineslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 27

    Vagrancy no longer a penal offense

    Vagrancy no longer a penal offense
    Republic Act No. 10158 decriminalized vagrancy. Prior to its enactment, the Revised Penal Code stated: ARTICLE 202.    Vagrants and prostitutes — Penalty. — The following are vagrants: 1.             Any person having no…
  • Aug 27

    Vagrancy no longer a penal offense

    Vagrancy no longer a penal offense
    Republic Act No. 10158 decriminalized vagrancy. Prior to its enactment, the Revised Penal Code stated: ARTICLE 202.    Vagrants and prostitutes — Penalty. — The following are vagrants: 1.…
  • Aug 20

    Principles in deciding rape case

    Principles in deciding rape case
    A rape case usually involves the word of one person against another. How should a court decide rape cases? In several cases, the Supreme Court has stated that the following principles should be applied in deciding rape cases: (1) an…
Rank this Week: 134

Personal Injury and Social…

Personal Injury and Social Security Disability Blog

Information for injured persons and Social Security disability claimants in Texas. By Robert A. Kraft

http://www.injury-and-disability.com/
  • Aug 13

    Please Join Me At PISSD.com

    Please Join Me At PISSD.com
    Beginning today I am discontinuing this blog, after seven years — since April 2005. I started another injury blog at about the same time, and my original plan was to discuss different topics on the two blogs. Over time, the content became…
  • Aug 10

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    I've seen plenty of five-piece bands, and I've seen even more pianists. But until now I've never seen five guys play one piano — and actually make pretty good music.
  • Aug 9

    Student Drives Off Cliff While Texting About Danger of Texting and Driving!

    Student Drives Off Cliff While Texting About Danger of Texting and Driving!
    Here's one from the "life is stranger than fiction" department. This is the full story reported by Mashable.com: In yet another example of why you shouldn’t text and drive, a Texas college student drove off a cliff while…
Rank this Week: 251

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, information technology and news for law librarians. By David Badertscher.

http://www.criminallawlibraryblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
Rank this Week: 130

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation FAQs

Answers workers' compensation questions for Pennsylvania residents. By Calhoun & Associates.

http://www.workercompensationsettlements.com/faqs/
  • Jun 8

    Am I Required To Hire An Attorney?

    Am I Required To Hire An Attorney?
      Although there is no Pennsylvania law that requires an injured worker to hire an attorney to represent them in a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation claim, the insurance company will in all likelihood have an attorney representing them.…
  • Jun 6

    Who Exactly is Eligible to Receive Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Benefits?

    Who Exactly is Eligible to Receive Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Benefits?
      If you have suffered a work-related injury or have become ill because of exposure to hazardous material on the job, you may be potentially entitled to medical and compensation benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act. The vast…
  • May 31

    Is A Workers Compensation Claim Considered To Be A Type Of Lawsuit In Pennsylvania?

    Is A Workers Compensation Claim Considered To Be A Type Of Lawsuit In Pennsylvania?
    Filing a workers’ compensation benefits claim in Pennsylvania is not equal to filing a lawsuit. Workers’ compensation provides an injured worker who suffered from a work-related injury or illness the right of collecting benefits no matter…
Rank this Week: 259

FamilyCraft: The Private Practice…

FamilyCraft: The Private Practice of Family & Divorce Mediation

Covers the intrapersonal and the professional/technical world of being a family mediator. By Lawrence F. King.

http://mediationblog.coloradodivorcemediation.com/
  • May 8

    This blog has moved

    This blog has moved
    This blog is now located at http://mediationblog.coloradodivorcemediation.com/. You will be automatically redirected in 30 seconds, or you may click here. For feed subscribers, please update your feed subscriptions to…
  • May 30

    Divorce, Mediation and Fairness: A Potential Client's Inquiry

    Divorce, Mediation and Fairness: A Potential Client's Inquiry
    A potential client (we'll call her Ms. Smith) asked an important question this morning:"My husband has just told me that he is seeking a divorce. We plan to use mediation if possible. I have concerns about whether mediation addresses…
  • May 30

    Divorce, Mediation and Fairness: A Potential Client's Inquiry

    Divorce, Mediation and Fairness: A Potential Client's Inquiry
    A potential client (we'll call her Ms. Smith) asked an important question this morning:"My husband has just told me that he is seeking a divorce. We plan to use mediation if possible. I have concerns about whether mediation addresses…
Rank this Week: 118

IP Dragon

IP Dragon

Covers intellectual property in China.

http://ipdragon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG
    From now on, you can find new articles of IP Dragon on: ipdragon.org.So good bye to ipdragon.blogspot,com and hello ipdragon.org.All ipdragon.blogspot.com links will continue to be active, but will be redirected to ipdragon.orgAlso you…
  • Apr 7

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary
     Shades of Red by Skram1 see ColourloversThe real question: "What shade of red will attract liability?"After publishing a draft of the copyright law, the National Copyright Administration comes now with a A Brief Explanation…
  • Mar 12

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol
    Clone and OriginalThe silver screen is known to bring out the imagination of people. However, China's film industry has not given birth to a poster child of creativity, eyeing laboriously to any movie that has some measure of success, Chinese…
Rank this Week: 278

Articles on Immigration -…

Articles on Immigration - International Child Advocacy - Human Rights

By Ama Appiah.

http://lawofficeofamanappiah.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement
    According to the article below, more and more ex patriated Americans are giving up their citizenship because of the tax requirements imposed on them by U.S. tax laws.  Although the number giving up their citizenship is not astounding,…
  • Apr 19

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement
    According to the article below, more and more ex patriated Americans are giving up their citizenship because of the tax requirements imposed on them by U.S. tax laws.  Although the number giving up their citizenship is not astounding, the…
  • Apr 18

    Human Rights Violations Continue in Bahrain

    Human Rights Violations Continue in Bahrain
    Despite previous reports of reform in Bahrain, the following article reports that human rights violations continue to occur against anti-government protestors and detainees.  Read the full story…
Rank this Week: 167

ChinaLaw Law

ChinaLaw Law

Covers business and legal issues affecting China, Latin America and the United States. By Diaz Reus.

http://www.chinalat.com/
  • Mar 19

    Is Latin America ready for a Chinese economic crisis?

    Is Latin America ready for a Chinese economic crisis?
    The ongoing European debt crisis and the slow recovery in the United States are starting to impact China and Latin America’s economic growth. An inevitable re-balancing of China’s economy will be accompanied by a collapse in commodity…
  • Mar 14

    China’s Surging Influence in Latin American Finance

    China’s Surging Influence in Latin American Finance
    How will bank subsidiaries in Latin America weather the European and U.S. financial crisis? Moody’s Investors Service recently placed 15 Mexican and Brazilian banks and insurance groups on review for down grade of their short- and long-term…
  • Nov 11

    Maersk Line Invests in Chile | New Factory Announcement

    Maersk Line Invests in Chile | New Factory Announcement
    The current shortage of refrigerated containers used in the export of Latin American produce, fish and meat will be less acute in 2013 when Maersk Container Industry (MCI) will begin producing “reefers” as they are known in the industry,…
Rank this Week: 106

Rights & Remedies

Rights & Remedies

Covers your legal rights and remedies when you can't afford a lawyer. By Shannon Salter.

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

    Pro Bono Going Public 2011: Free Legal Advice Clinics in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna

    Pro Bono Going Public 2011: Free Legal Advice Clinics in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna
    This September, Access Pro Bono is hosting Pro Bono Going Public 2011, an advice-a-thon in which volunteer lawyers offer free legal advice to low and modest-income individuals in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna.  The event is also a…
  • May 5

    Avoid Court Costs with Free (and Low Cost) Online Mediation

    Avoid Court Costs with Free (and Low Cost) Online Mediation
    On Slaw.ca, David Bilinsky writes about two new mediation pilot projects in British Columbia; one for family law matters and one for civil matters where the contested amount is relatively low. What makes these projects unique is that they…
  • Apr 16

    Harper's Flank Attack on the Charter

    Harper's Flank Attack on the Charter
    Twenty-nine years ago, on April 17th, 1982, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was entrenched as part of Canada’s constitution.  Though not yet thirty, my research suggests the Charter’s glory days may already be gone.  The number of…
Rank this Week: 271

Dividends and Preferences

Dividends and Preferences

Musings on Venture Capital, Technology and Entrepreneurship. By Hank J. Heyming.

http://www.dividendsandpreferences.com/
  • Apr 25

    Out and About

    Out and About
    Hey folks -- I'm getting ready to head down to the RTP area for the annual CED Venture Conference.  This year it is in downtown Raleigh, instead of Pinehurst, and looks to be bigger and better than ever. So, if anyone happens to be in the…
  • Apr 19

    Securities Law FAIL

    Securities Law FAIL
    Longtime viewers of this blog will recall that one of my favorite memes is -- "Try Not to Violate Securities Laws."  It never ceases to amaze me how easily and often folks violate securities laws.  It is a war of information, people, and…
  • Apr 18

    Someone Wrote a Book About Me!

    Someone Wrote a Book About Me!
    (Well, maybe not a whole book, but at least a short chapter...) Hey folks!  I know it has been a little while since I've posted anything.  I typically take a break over the winter holidays, but have really let it go for too long.…
Rank this Week: 269

EU Law Blog

EU Law Blog

Covers European Union law, including antitrust, conflicts of law, criminal law, environment, free movement, fundamental rights, privacy, product liability, and trade.

http://eulaw.typepad.com/eulawblog/
  • Mar 19

    Patent Court, National Courts and EU Law: Opinion 1/09

    Patent Court, National Courts and EU Law: Opinion 1/09
    The Court of Justice has handed down a very significant Opinion in Case Opinion 1/09 on the compatibility with EU law of a draft agreement which aims to set up a new European Patent Court system. We’ve written about that before.
  • Mar 3

    Court Statistics for 2010

    Court Statistics for 2010
    The Court of Justice, the General Court and the Civil Service Tribunal have published a summary of their case statistics for 2010. There's good news and bad news. The good news first: The average time for dealing with cases before the Court…
  • Dec 28

    Cannabis, Coffee Shops, Non-Discrimination and Public Policy: Case C-137/09

    Cannabis, Coffee Shops, Non-Discrimination and Public Policy: Case C-137/09
    The Court of Justice has handed down an intriguing judgment in Case C-137/09 Marc Michel Josemans v. Burgemeester van Maastricht about the right to restrict the access of non-residents to places called "coffee shops" which sell dope legally…
Rank this Week: 290

Law, Eh? Canadian Law School

Law, Eh? Canadian Law School

By Adam Letourneau.

http://canadalawstudent.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    The Going Rate

    The Going Rate
    I came across a 2010 legal fees survey conducted by Canadian Lawyer's Magazine (see here). I found it quite fascinating to go through, and wondered if it might be a useful resource when meeting with clients - especially when they are asking…
  • Feb 5

    Tips for lawyers re-qualifying in Canada

    Tips for lawyers re-qualifying in Canada
    Read about re-qualifying as a lawyer in Canada here (Lawyer's Weekly).
  • Feb 5

    Law School in Canada vs. USA

    Law School in Canada vs. USA
    The McGill TribuneBy Elisa Muyl"For students who have had their hearts set on going to law school since childhood, David Segal's recent New York Times article, "Is Law School a Losing Game?" offered a familiar but oft-ignored warning: law…
Rank this Week: 164

Is There a Lawyer in the Church?

Is There a Lawyer in the Church?

Helpful Biblical Counsel on the Real Life Legal Situations You Face. By Stephen Bloom.

http://www.istherealawyerinthechurch.com
  • Nov 30

    NOTICE TO READERS: Suspending Activity on “Is There a Lawyer in the Church?” Blawg

    NOTICE TO READERS: Suspending Activity on “Is There a Lawyer in the Church?” Blawg
    Because of my recent election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, I am suspending my activity here at “Is There a Lawyer in the Church?” I have disabled the comment feature, but I intend to leave the static site available as a…
  • May 22

    Good News and Bad News: Primary Election Win Extends Blogging Break

    Good News and Bad News: Primary Election Win Extends Blogging Break
    Good news: I won the Republican primary election for the PA 199th District State House seat! Bad news: No time for blogging as my campaign for the November 2 general election is on! Please visit my campaign website.
  • Apr 20

    Taking a Blog Break: Pennsylvania Election Day May 18 (I’m running for state legislature)

    Taking a Blog Break: Pennsylvania Election Day May 18 (I’m running for state legislature)
    I’m running for Pennsylvania State Legislature and will be focused on campaigning through election day, so I’m taking a break from new postings here until after May 18. Please visit my campaign website www.StephenLBloom.com Your prayers…
Rank this Week: 194

Chorey, Taylor, & Feil Blog

Chorey, Taylor, & Feil Blog

Covers business law topics.

http://ctflegal.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Signing Off

    Signing Off
    by John L. WatkinsI want to thank everyone who has read this blog over the past two years. Effective tomorrow, two of my fellow shareholders and I will be joining the Atlanta office of another law firm.It has been a privilege practicing with…
  • May 23

    The Bad Guys Are Still Out There (But Can Usually Be Dealt With)

    The Bad Guys Are Still Out There (But Can Usually Be Dealt With)
    By John L. WatkinsReaders of this blog know that proactive early steps with a lawyer (such as by documenting contractual and business relationships properly before a dispute develops) help avoid lawsuits and save money in the long run.…
  • May 11

    An Insider's Guide on Hiring a Business Attorney

    An Insider's Guide on Hiring a Business Attorney
    by John L. Watkin
Rank this Week: 87

Transnational Law Blog

Transnational Law Blog

Covers laws which regulates actions or events that transcend national frontiers, including human rights, environmental law, immigration, intellectual property and space law. By Derek Deavenport, John Dermody, Travis Hodgkins and Christine Ngo.

http://transnationallawblog.typepad.com/transnational_law_blog/
  • Apr 7

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism
    I wonder what do you think about Google’s decision to confront China’s censorship by pulling out of the country entirely despite a potential lost of profit for not doing its business with now the second largest economy in the word? A…
  • Apr 2

    March's Winners and Loser

    March's Winners and Loser
    We are moving further away from the double dips danger! Last month the US economy added 162,000 jobs- a strong showing of a potentially more sustained recovery for US economy. Payroll gains are largely boosted by private sectors and much less…
  • Nov 18

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger
    Today, in an interview with Fox News in Beijing, President Obama warned that “the US economy could head into a ‘double-dip recession’ unless urgent steps were taken to rein back America’s mounting level of public debt,” reported the…
Rank this Week: 184

Talking Taxes

Talking Taxes

Discusses federal, state and local tax reform, with an emphasis on fair and adequate taxation. By the Citizens for Tax Justice.

http://www.ctj.org/blog/
  • Jan 30

    Nevada GOP Gubernatorial Candidate: Scrap the Cap

    Nevada GOP Gubernatorial Candidate: Scrap the Cap
    GOP gubernatorial candidate Mike Montandon is making his views on Nevada property tax reform known-- and so far they all seem quite sensible.As reported by the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, Montandon thinks:(1) it's absurd that Nevada remains the…
  • Dec 22

    Can Louisiana Double Its Gas Tax?

    Can Louisiana Double Its Gas Tax?
    In January, Louisiana lawmakers will be hearing a lot about exactly how big that state's transportation funding shortfall is, as a committee releases the findings of a long-term study of this problem. But House Transportation Committee…
  • Dec 22

    Hawaii: A Budgetary Shell Game, or Just Train Robbery?

    Hawaii: A Budgetary Shell Game, or Just Train Robbery?
    This week Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle released the outline of her budget proposal for next year. It's not a pretty picture: the two most prominent tax policy changes in the Lingle plan are a money grab from county governments and a money…
Rank this Week: 286

Trust and Estate Attorney Blog

Trust and Estate Attorney Blog

Provides estate planning advice. By Kenneth R. Haas.

http://kennethhaas.wordpress.com
  • Jan 11

    HERE, HERE, THE ESTATE TAX IS DEAD, OR IS IT?

    HERE, HERE, THE ESTATE TAX IS DEAD, OR IS IT?
    Well Congress has done it this time. By failing to do anything at the end of the 2009 session, it has allowed the Federal Estate Tax to lapse. At first glance this seems like wonderful news, however, as with most Congressional acts (or…
  • Jan 11

    HERE, HERE, THE ESTATE TAX IS DEAD, OR IS IT?

    HERE, HERE, THE ESTATE TAX IS DEAD, OR IS IT?
    Well Congress has done it this time. By failing to do anything at the end of the 2009 session, it has allowed the Federal Estate Tax to lapse. At first glance this seems like wonderful news, however, as with most Congressional acts (or…
  • Apr 12

    ESTATE TAXES DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

    ESTATE TAXES DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION
    As you may not be aware, unless you are trying to keep up with Federal estate tax law for reasons that I cannot fathom, due to a quirk in the law, the Federal estate tax is due to be repealed next year. However, this may not seem to be as…
Rank this Week: 283

Two Lawyers in a Pod[cast]

Two Lawyers in a Pod[cast]

Radio show that looks at news stories affecting the law and lawyers.

http://twolawyersinapodcast.wordpress.com
  • Aug 10

    The Guy’s a Mooch!

    The Guy’s a Mooch!
    Stuart’s fiery rebuttal on the student loan issue. For those of you who like to have the facts before you come to a conclusion (i.e., wimps), here is some factual background.
  • Aug 10

    The Guy’s a Mooch!

    The Guy’s a Mooch!
    Stuart’s fiery rebuttal on the student loan issue. For those of you who like to have the facts before you come to a conclusion (i.e., wimps), here is some factual background.Posted in Uncategorized
  • Aug 4

    Payback Is a … Must?

    Payback Is a … Must?
    Last month, the New York state bar denied admission to a would-be lawyer because he owed $400,000 in unpaid student loans.  This week, Sean Carter and Stuart Teicher battle it out over the issue of whether failure to repay indebtedness is a…
Rank this Week: 102

Lawyers With A Life

Lawyers With A Life

For lawyers and law firms looking to create better practices and better business. By Simon Tupman.

http://lawyerswithalife.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 8

    Lack of Self-Promotion Hurts Women in Large Firm

    Lack of Self-Promotion Hurts Women in Large Firm
    An interesting article from the AM Law Daily which offers some sensible advice to women wishing to further their legal careers and proposes changes to a system that has held so many women back in law firms. Bottom line: opportunity is calling…
  • Jul 1

    Study: Law Firms Have "Little or No Interest in Change," CLOs Say

    Study: Law Firms Have "Little or No Interest in Change," CLOs Say
    An interesting debate unfolds on the AM Daily website today regarding the results of a survey carried out by Altman Weil that found that law firms 'aren't exactly embracing the forces of change that many claim are sweeping the legal…
  • Jun 28

    Firm of the Future Conference

    Firm of the Future Conference
    After hosting the Future Firm Forum in Ohakune the last two years, it is good to see the theme is catching on overseas.On 23-24 October, The Law Firm of the Future conference will take place in San Diego, California. The conference has a…
Rank this Week: 75

Washington Labor, Employment &…

Washington Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits Law Blog

Covers events in labor, employment, and employee benefits law in Seattle, Washington. By Donald W. Heyrich.

http://www.waemploymentlawblog.com/blog/
  • Jun 18

    Eighth Circuit Enforces “But For” Burden of Proof in ADEA Case

    Eighth Circuit Enforces “But For” Burden of Proof in ADEA Case
     
  • May 22

    FMLA Protection for Part-timers?

    FMLA Protection for Part-timers?
    This week the Indiana Supreme Court held that an employee f illing multiple positions with the same employer is eligible for leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act if that employee’s total service is sufficient to qualify -…
  • Mar 31

    Jurors’ Use of the Web Causing Problems at Trial

    Jurors’ Use of the Web Causing Problems at Trial
    A major rise in the use of handheld devices such as the Blackberry and iPhone is becoming a problem in courtrooms across the country.  A mistrial was recently declared in a major criminal drug trial in federal district court in Florida,…
Rank this Week: 236

Crime Free World

Crime Free World

Covers violations of international humanitarian law, and international attempts to end individual impunity for heinous crimes. Includes review of international tribunals such as ICC, ICTY, and ICTR.

http://crimefreeworld.wordpress.com
  • Jun 9

    SHELL SETTLES WITH WIWA FAMILY AND OTHERS

    SHELL SETTLES WITH WIWA FAMILY AND OTHERS
    On the eve of the beginning of jury selection in New York, it was reported yesterday that Royal Dutch Shell settled the law suit brought against it by the son of Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and the families of the other activists killed…
  • Jun 9

    SHELL SETTLES WITH WIWA FAMILY AND OTHERS

    SHELL SETTLES WITH WIWA FAMILY AND OTHERS
    On the eve of the beginning of jury selection in New York, it was reported yesterday that Royal Dutch Shell settled the law suit brought against it by the son of Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and the families of the other activists killed…
  • May 23

    SUDAN REBEL LEADER TURNS HIMSELF IN TO ICC

    SUDAN REBEL LEADER TURNS HIMSELF IN TO ICC
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) indicted several people for the atrocities being committed in Darfur. The most famous of those wanted is of course, the president of Sudan, Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir, who has mocked the tribbunal by…
Rank this Week: 73

california nonprofit law blog

california nonprofit law blog

Covers the laws impacting California nonprofit organizations, including charities, industry associations, cooperatives, foundations, and state and local government entities. By Jill S. England.

http://canonprofitlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 4

    Go slow with bingo

    Go slow with bingo
    Certain tax-exempt organizations are authorized by state law and local ordinance to raise money from bingo, provided that the following criteria are met: 1) the proceeds must be used only for charitable purposes; 2) the games must be…
  • Mar 4

    Charity Poker Night

    Charity Poker Night
    NEW LAW FOR CHARITY“POKER NIGHT” FUNDRAISERS
  • Mar 4

    AG registration change

    AG registration change
    NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR INITIAL AG REGISTRATION
Rank this Week: 163

Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

Audio from discussions, lectures and panels at Georgetown Law School.

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
Rank this Week: 443

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Oct 22

    Gonzoid Specimen # 1 from Duke Chanticleer 1975

    Gonzoid Specimen # 1 from Duke Chanticleer 1975
    Duke Chronicle piece 10/22/74 Duke Chanticleer piece August 1975 Original WAC/P? blog post 10/22/16 People don't want to accept that about themselves, that they're part of the general rot, and they react to that angrily, which is a very…
  • Sep 16

    Joe Cocker (1944-2014). lls ne savent pas ce que c'est l'amour.

    Joe Cocker (1944-2014). lls ne savent pas ce que c'est l'amour.
    "They don't know what love is."...
  • Sep 12

    Speaking of the Weather: One Night. One Person. Season Four.

    Speaking of the Weather: One Night. One Person. Season Four.
    Some of you are familiar with One Night, One Person, the program to help homeless outdoor sleepers on the 30 or so coldest nights a year when hypothermia thresholds are exceeded in certain American and European cities. This is year...
Rank this Week: 613

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: 616

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: 369

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    They're back!

    They're back!
         Defying the almostuniversal prediction of political observers, Senate Republicans are again making a concerted effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The lead sponsors of this new effort are Sen.…
  • Sep 18

    The Pluralist Model of Speech Regulation: Free Speech in the Algorithmic Society

    The Pluralist Model of Speech Regulation: Free Speech in the Algorithmic Society
    I have posted a draft of my latest article, Free Speech in the Algorithmic Society, on SSRN. It introduces the idea of a pluralist model of speech regulation that contrasts with the traditional dyadic model -- in which nation states regulate…
  • Sep 17

    Foreign-Born Framer

    Foreign-Born Framer
    On this Constitution Day, it is worth recalling that seven of the thirty-nine delegates to the Philadelphia convention whose names are affixed to the Constitution were foreign-born, i.e., born outside of the territories that became the United…
Rank this Week: 651

I/P Updates

I/P Updates

Offers news and information for intellectual property practitioners. By William F. Heinze.

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 298

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    CDC and Texas: Don’t Drink Raw Milk with Brucella RB51

    CDC and Texas: Don’t Drink Raw Milk with Brucella RB51
    CDC and Texas Health Officials Warn About Illness Linked to Raw Milk from Texas Dairy – Raw milk contained rare but dangerous germ, consumers should get antibiotics People who consumed raw milk or raw milk products from one Texas…
  • Sep 12

    California Explains how to use a Nacho Cheese Dispenser

    California Explains how to use a Nacho Cheese Dispenser
    The CDPH Food and Drug Branch (FDB) and Sacramento County Environmental Management Department (SCEMD) recently investigated an outbreak of botulism linked to the consumption of ready to eat nacho cheese purchased at Valley Oak Food and Fuel…
  • Sep 12

    A Bit(e) of History of Nut Butter Problem

    A Bit(e) of History of Nut Butter Problem
    In March 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and several state health departments attributed a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 to I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter manufactured by…
Rank this Week: 806

Customs Law

Customs Law

Covers American customs law and international trade law. By Lawrence Friedman.

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    The Great Bulb Debate

    The Great Bulb Debate
    Our next case to discuss in The Gerson Company v. United States, which involves the tariff classification of artificial candles in the form of tea lights and candles. These are “artificial” because rather than being consumable…
  • Sep 18

    The Great Unmasking

    The Great Unmasking
    As we know from my previous post, XYZ is the pseudonym of a company that imports Duracell batteries through channels that are not authorized by Duracell. That makes XYZ a “parallel importer” or “gray market importer.”…
  • Aug 29

    GSP and Set

    GSP and Set
    Here's a question. Assume pots and pans from Thailand individually qualify for duty-free entry into the United States under the Generalized System of Preferences ("GSP"). That means they have 35% of their value derived from Thai-origin…
Rank this Week: 524

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Sep 18

    Insurance Coverage for Subpoena Response Cost

    Insurance Coverage for Subpoena Response Cost
    One of the perennial D&O insurance coverage questions is the issue of whether or not the D&O policy provides coverage for costs incurred in responding to a subpoena, as I have discussed in prior posts (refer here and here).…
  • Sep 17

    Thinking About the Growth of Third-Party Litigation Financing

    Thinking About the Growth of Third-Party Litigation Financing
    Third-party litigation funding has its critics and detractors (refer, for example, here and here). The fact is that third-party litigation funding is now well-established and is here to stay. A recent survey by one of the leading funding…
  • Sep 14

    Guest Post: Criminal Finances Act 2017: The Broadening of Corporate Accountability

    Guest Post: Criminal Finances Act 2017: The Broadening of Corporate Accountability
    The UK Criminal Finances Act 2017 will go into effect on September 30, 2017. This new law will make corporate organizations criminally liable for the failure to prevent tax evasion by an “associated person.” In the following guest…
Rank this Week: 855

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Sep 18

    Winners from the Law Library Open House

    Winners from the Law Library Open House
    Congrats to Joseph Lucchesi (pictured)–the winner of the law library’s Open House gift card contest.  Enjoy your Amazon card Joe! Also congrats go out to Tyler Berry and Marlise Taylor for winning 1000 points from Lexis.
  • Sep 13

    WLSA Dress for Success Clothing Drive

    WLSA Dress for Success Clothing Drive
    The Women Law Students Association (WLSA) of C|M|Law is sponsoring a clothing drive to help others “Dress for Success”. There is a donation box at the law library’s circulation desk. Clothing Donation Guidelines Accepting…
  • Sep 12

    Cuyahoga County Now Using Electronic Pollbook

    Cuyahoga County Now Using Electronic Pollbook
    If you will be voting in the 9/12/17 Primary Election in Cuyahoga County, and have not voted since before the 5/2/17 Primary Election, you will see a new feature at the polls.  Electronic pollbooks were tested in many precincts for the…
Rank this Week: 821

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 454

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

The climate policy, renewable energy, and sustainability blog. By Stoel Rives, LLP.

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Sep 18

    Recent Federal Actions to Streamline the NEPA Proce

    Recent Federal Actions to Streamline the NEPA Proce
    There has been a string of actions in the past few weeks addressing the federal government’s policy goal of streamlining the NEPA review process.  Although a number of actions have been taken, it presently boils down to this: …
  • Sep 13

    ITC Prepares to Vote on the Suniva/SolarWorld proceeding re Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cell

    ITC Prepares to Vote on the Suniva/SolarWorld proceeding re Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cell
    As we approach the critical September 22  vote of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) for the U.S. solar industry, here is a brief review of how we arrived at this point and what to expect.  This vote will constitute the…
  • Aug 30

    What is FPA Section 203(a)(1)(B)? American Transmission Company Reminded Us.

    What is FPA Section 203(a)(1)(B)? American Transmission Company Reminded Us.
    The US Treasury will soon be $205,000 richer due to the payment of a civil penalty by American Transmission Company (ATC) related to violations of sections 203 and 205 of the Federal Power Act.  ATC’s compliance failure stems from…
Rank this Week: 880

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
  • Sep 18

    4A_576/2016: Negative Feststellungsklage als Reaktion auf echte Teilklage (amtl. Publ.)

    4A_576/2016: Negative Feststellungsklage als Reaktion auf echte Teilklage (amtl. Publ.)
    B. (Kläger) machte beim Bezirksgericht Willisau eine Klage gegen die A. Versicherung AG anhängig. Er forderte CHF 30’000 für Direktschaden aus Erwerb, Haushalt, Kosten und Genugtuung unter Nachklagevorbehalt. Mit der…
  • Sep 18

    FINMA: Anhörung zur Teilrevision der Geldwäschereiverordnung-FINMA

    FINMA: Anhörung zur Teilrevision der Geldwäschereiverordnung-FINMA
    Vor dem Hintergrund des vierten Länderexamens der Financial Action Task Force (FATF) vom Dezember 2016 wurden u.a. Anpassungen in der Geldwäschereiverordnung-FINMA (GwV-FINMA) nötig. Die FINMA hat die Verordnung einer…
  • Sep 18

    EStV-Information: AIA und letztmöglicher Zeitpunkt für Selbstanzeigen

    EStV-Information: AIA und letztmöglicher Zeitpunkt für Selbstanzeigen
    Die Eidgenössische Steuerverwaltung (EStV) hat Position bezogen zur Frage, ab welchem Zeitpunkt Selbstanzeigen nicht mehr straflos erfolgen können, resp. ab wann die angezeigten Steuerfaktoren aufgrund des automatischen…
Rank this Week: 818

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 624

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/
  • Sep 18

    “Is Kobach a private citizen on Trump commission? Question will test transparency law”

    “Is Kobach a private citizen on Trump commission? Question will test transparency law”
    KC Star: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s use of private email for a presidential commission could bring him into conflict with a 1-year-old state law meant to increase government transparency. Kobach, a candidate for Kansas…
  • Sep 18

    Updated Versions of Some of My Forthcoming Paper

    Updated Versions of Some of My Forthcoming Paper
    I’ve recently updated these pieces: Cheap Speech and What It Has Done (to American Democracy), First Amendment Law Review (forthcoming 2018) (draft available) The 2016 U.S. Voting Wars: From Bad to Worse, William and Mary…
  • Sep 18

    “Elite Political Ignorance: Law, Data, and the Representation of (Mis)Perceived Electorates”

    “Elite Political Ignorance: Law, Data, and the Representation of (Mis)Perceived Electorates”
    Chris Elmendorf and Abby Wood have posted this draft on SSRN. Here is the abstract: It is common to think of political elites—candidates, legislators, party officials, and campaign advisers—as specialists in learning the…
Rank this Week: 648

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

Covers law firm marketing and business development strategies. By the Rainmaker Institute.

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Put Your Law Firm on the Map: FREE Training Webinar Tomorrow on Local Search Ranking

    Put Your Law Firm on the Map: FREE Training Webinar Tomorrow on Local Search Ranking
    Local search is becoming increasingly important when trying to improve the ranking for your law firm website on Google and other search engines. Google is all about delivering relevant search results to its users, which is why you should…
  • Sep 13

    Basic Local SEO for Law Firm

    Basic Local SEO for Law Firm
    To realize the importance of being proficient at Local SEO, all you have to do is search for your area of practice on Google.  Without even typing in a city or state, Google will serve up law firms that match your search query that are…
  • Sep 8

    How to Create an Attorney Bio That Persuades Prospect

    How to Create an Attorney Bio That Persuades Prospect
    Did you know that attorney bio pages are typically the most visited pages on a law firm’s website? That’s because prospects want to know as much as possible about the person they will be entrusting a very important job to —…
Rank this Week: 895

Aging & Law in West Virginia

Aging & Law in West Virginia

Features a case of the week. By West Virginia Senior Legal Aid.

http://seniorlegalaid.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    New Medicare Cards Coming In April 2018

    New Medicare Cards Coming In April 2018
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is implementing a fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to help prevent identity theft, and safeguard taxpayer dollars. Under the Medicare…
  • Sep 14

    Equifax Data Breach: What You Can Do

    Equifax Data Breach: What You Can Do
    Credit bureaus, or credit reporting agencies, are companies that collect and maintain consumer credit information then resell this information to other businesses in the form of credit reports. The three main credit reporting agencies in the…
  • Sep 13

    September 28 is Good Neighbor Day

    September 28 is Good Neighbor Day
    West Virginians know that being a good neighbor is important to our communities. There's also good evidence that social connection can help reduce the risk of financial exploitation in later life. On September 28 you have a great excuse to…
Rank this Week: 438

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/
  • Sep 18

    JOTWELL: Smith on Baude on Qualified Immunity

    JOTWELL: Smith on Baude on Qualified Immunity
    The new Courts Law essay comes from new contributor Fred Smith (Emory), reviewing William Baude, Is Qualified Immunity Unlawful?, 106 Cal. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2018). This is a great article that Justice Thomas citing in his concurring…
  • Sep 18

    Police Riot in a Failed City: On the Streets of St. Loui

    Police Riot in a Failed City: On the Streets of St. Loui
    Since Friday, the streets of St. Louis, Missouri, have been filled with competing groups of demonstrators and protestors. For most purposes, the police were nowhere to be found. Instead, uniformed law enforcement professionals consistently…
  • Sep 18

    Thompson v. Arkansas and Ineffective Assistance of Counsel at Sentencing

    Thompson v. Arkansas and Ineffective Assistance of Counsel at Sentencing
    Earlier this summer, I helped write a cert petition for the US Supreme Court. The case involves an ineffective assistance claim out of Arkansas. The petitioner, Mario Thompson, was represented at trial by a lawyer who didn’t do very much on…
Rank this Week: 692

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Sep 18

    Long-Standing Relationship With Insurer Did Not Establish Conflict

    Long-Standing Relationship With Insurer Did Not Establish Conflict
    The Washington State Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal of a legal malpractice claim This case involves claims of breaches of fiduciary duty and legal malpractice against lawyers hired to defend insureds in a civil action where the…
  • Sep 18

    A Contentious Hearing

    A Contentious Hearing
    As is its usual custom, the New Jersey Supreme Court followed the recommendations of the Disciplinary Review Board and imposed censure and reprimand on co-respondent attorneys. Notably, the court-appointed Special Master had proposed…
  • Sep 18

    "The Eyes, The Smile The Mind" Leads To "Your Wife Called Me"

    "The Eyes, The Smile The Mind" Leads To "Your Wife Called Me"
    The North Carolina Office of Counsel publishes a quarterly report that contains a wealth of information such as this case summary It is alleged that [attorney] Averitt, of Cary, forged a letter purporting to be from the Augusta National…
Rank this Week: 995

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

Marketing advice for law firms. From Jennifer Campbell of Integrity Marketing Solutions (IMS).

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Sep 18

    Five Things to Know Now About Online Client Intake

    Five Things to Know Now About Online Client Intake
    You probably have some sort of client intake form on your website. Chances are it's just a digitized copy, in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. It may or may not be "fillable." Your prospects probably have to download your form, print...
  • Sep 15

    Why Your Marketing Isn't Working

    Why Your Marketing Isn't Working
    Digital marketing is key in running a successful law practice. But, are you getting the results you desire? Here are some common reasons why your marketing isn’t working. You’re not doing it! – In order to see results, you have...
  • Sep 13

    Legacy Ranch: Because Your Story is Your Greatest Legacy

    Legacy Ranch: Because Your Story is Your Greatest Legacy
    I am traveling this week to Atlanta for the E3A International Conference, where I will be a keynote speaker. E3A stands for Equine Experiential Educational Association, a membership organization for professionals in the field of Equine…
Rank this Week: 532