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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/
  • Aug 21

    Where Were You For Eclipse Day 2017?

    Where Were You For Eclipse Day 2017?
    So, it happened. A total eclipse of the sun. (And how many of you are still singing one of these songs in honor of the occasion?) Where were you? What did you see and do? My best Android phone photo...
  • Aug 20

    ICYMI: #corpgov Weekend Roundup (August 20, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov Weekend Roundup (August 20, 2017)
    "Changes in the Choice-of-Law Rules for Intermediated Securities: The Hague Securities Convention Is..Live" https://t.co/i3I0UU96pC #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) August 18, 2017 Worker Adjustment and Retraining…
  • Aug 19

    Donald Trump: Making Old Corporate Social Responsibility Arguments New Again

    Donald Trump: Making Old Corporate Social Responsibility Arguments New Again
    I did a Lexis search, and found zero citations to Dodge v. Ford in the New York Times (though it appears there was at least one online reference in 2015), and only three in the Wall Street Journal – two...
Rank this Week: 91

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 19

    Zombies, Mortgages, and What New York State Is Doing About Them

    Zombies, Mortgages, and What New York State Is Doing About Them
    (Photo Credit: Buffalo News) Of the many ills that resulted from the 2008 financial crisis, none garnered such a fantastic moniker as did the “zombie mortgage crisis.” But despite its name, this isn’t an episode of The Walking Dead.…
  • Aug 9

    CFP for Special Planning Theory Issue

    CFP for Special Planning Theory Issue
    The international peer-reviewed journal Planning Theory has put out a CFP for a special issue the journal is producing to "critically survey the current state of the concept of ideology as it relates to planning theory, policy and…
  • Aug 8

    PROPERTY NEWS: There Goes The Neighborhood (Street)

    PROPERTY NEWS: There Goes The Neighborhood (Street)
    (Photo Credit: Nicole Boliaux, SFC) The San Francisco Chronicle published a fascinating story yesterday about a group of Bay Area homeowners getting a big surprise when the city, in a tax foreclosure, sold their street! Here's some excerpts…
Rank this Week: 92

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking
    Revived from the dead so I can cross post this with my Facebook page:Tyler Cowen offers his ranking of Shakespeare plays.  I take the bait.  Not quite a ranking; there are a number of plays that I think are really interesting but…
  • Nov 12

    Guest Contributor

    Guest Contributor
    Change but a few words and one has a very contemporary document, settingand cycle:"Thirteen years ago we National Socialists were mocked and derided—todayour opponents’ laughter has turned to tears! A faithful community of…
  • Nov 12

    Test again.

    Test again.
Rank this Week: 93

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Aug 8

    New Securities Law Articles in Print

    New Securities Law Articles in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Janet Austin, What Exactly Is Market Integrity? An Analysis of One of the Core Objectives of Securities Regulation, 8 Wm. & Mary Bus.…
  • Aug 1

    New Securities Law Articles in Print

    New Securities Law Articles in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Eric C. Chaffee, A Call for Legislative Reform: Expanding the Extraterritorial Application of the Private Rights Action under Federal…
  • Jul 22

    Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner

    Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner
    Eric Beech (Reuters), Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner: U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate former Senate Republican aide Hester Maria Peirce to be a member of the Securities and Exchange…
Rank this Week: 94

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

Covers the rights of individuals injured in accidents. By the Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Fears Nachawati is Representing Former NFL Players in Concussion Related Case

    Fears Nachawati is Representing Former NFL Players in Concussion Related Case
    Fears Nachawati is proudly representing former NFL players and their families in the tragic cases of CTE and other concussion related injuries.   If you or someone you care about is a former NFL player, please contact us at…
  • Oct 18

    Fears Nachawati Signs Former NFL Star Player Mel Gray in Concussion Related Case

    Fears Nachawati Signs Former NFL Star Player Mel Gray in Concussion Related Case
    Fears Nachawati is proudly representing former NFL players and their families in the tragic cases of CTE and other concussion related injuries. Mel Gray, 12 year NFL veteran of the St. Louis Cardinals, is the newest player to be represented.…
  • Oct 4

    Fears Nachawati Attorneys Selected to 2016 Super Lawyers List

    Fears Nachawati Attorneys Selected to 2016 Super Lawyers List
    Fears Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce that Partner Majed Nachawati has been selected to the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by receive this honor.…
Rank this Week: 95

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 96

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
  • Aug 18

    Free Candy with Your Tampons, in Texas of all Places!

    Free Candy with Your Tampons, in Texas of all Places!
    In Denton, Texas, an indie grocery store owner is offering a free candy bar with the purchase tampons (but oddly, not pads).  The Dallas Morning News reports (here) that store owner Jacob Moses says, “I think the sales tax is…
  • Aug 10

    History of Forced Sterilizations in California: No Justice Yet

    History of Forced Sterilizations in California: No Justice Yet
    Over at governing.com, writer Chris Kardish writes about how different states have approached forced sterilization and compensation for its victims: Forced sterilization by the government sounds like a ghastly practice that ought to be safely…
  • Aug 10

    Class Actions for Refund of Sales Tax: From Tampons to Tea

    Class Actions for Refund of Sales Tax: From Tampons to Tea
    Those following the “tampon tax” cases seeking refunds for sales tax paid on menstrual hygiene products may be interested in this story of a suit brought against Walgreens for a refund of tax on non-sugary drinks: A Schaumburg man…
Rank this Week: 97

Freedom To Differ

Freedom To Differ

Speaks freely about legal and policy issues facing the media and the internet. By Peter Black.

http://www.freedomtodiffer.com/freedom_to_differ/
  • Apr 29

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking
    The QS World University Rankings 2015 for Law have been released. The QS World University Rankings is one of the few international rankings that also provide subject rankings, including for law. While these rankings are always somewhat…
  • Feb 25

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking
    The QS World University Rankings 2014 for Law have been released. The QS World University Rankings is one of the few international rankings that also provide subject rankings, including for law. While these rankings are always somewhat…
  • Oct 1

    Daily Twitter Link

    Daily Twitter Link
Rank this Week: 98

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
Rank this Week: 99

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

Covers legal news and resources. By the Servies Collection Development Department of the Hong Kong University Library.

http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cdblog
  • Dec 9

    HeinOnline ScholarCheck

    HeinOnline ScholarCheck
      ScholarCheck is a useful tool for viewing journal articles that have a heavy influence on the subject being researched in HeinOnline. It analyzes articles most cited by other articles and most accessed during a rolling 12-month period.…
  • Dec 7

    Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisers’ Service Platforms 19 Dec 2015

    Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisers’ Service Platforms 19 Dec 2015
    Please be informed that a system maintenance will be scheduled on Saturday, 19 Dec 2015 from 18:00 to 23:59 (Hong Kong Time GMT+8).  During this period, all services will be temporarily unavailable.  The services will be resumed to…
  • Dec 6

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
Rank this Week: 100

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Aug 3

    New UCL class certification opinion: Kizer v. Tristar Risk Management

    New UCL class certification opinion: Kizer v. Tristar Risk Management
    In Kizer v. Tristar Risk Management, ___ Cal.App.5th ___ (Jun. 26, 2017; pub. ord. Jul. 26, 2017), the Court of Appeal (Fourth Appellate District, Division Three) affirmed an order denying class certification of Labor Code claims arising out…
  • Jul 14

    Supreme Court confirms broad scope of Civil Discovery Act: Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls of CA, LLC)

    Supreme Court confirms broad scope of Civil Discovery Act: Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls of CA, LLC)
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court held that the trial court abused its discretion by placing unreasonable restrictions on the plaintiff's right to seek discovery of percipient witness names and contact information in an action under the Labor Code…
  • Jul 10

    New UCL and class certification opinion: Espejo v. The Copley Press, Inc.

    New UCL and class certification opinion: Espejo v. The Copley Press, Inc.
    In Espejo v. The Copley Press, Inc., ___ Cal.App.5th ___ (Jul. 7, 2017), the Court of Appeal (Fourth Appellate District, Division One) considered a series of challenges to a post-trial judgment in a certified class action alleging that the…
Rank this Week: 101

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Aug 22

    News Headlines for Aug 22, 2017

    News Headlines for Aug 22, 2017
  • Aug 22

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Aug 22, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Aug 22, 2017
    The following list is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed over the past twenty-four hours in selected bankruptcy courts nationwide: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama U.S.…
  • Aug 21

    News Headlines for Aug 21, 2017

    News Headlines for Aug 21, 2017
    Foot Locker Dives as Investors Brace for ‘Several Years of Pain’ ,Alevo battery company in Concord filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
Rank this Week: 102

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Aug 21

    Uber’s Contract Upheld in Second Circuit–Meyer v. Uber

    Uber’s Contract Upheld in Second Circuit–Meyer v. Uber
    This is a lawsuit alleging price fixing against Uber and its former CEO Travis Kalanick. Uber (and Kalanick) moved to compel arbitration on the basis of the arbitration clause in Uber’s terms of service. The district court found that…
  • Aug 16

    White-on-White Trademark Usage Might Constitute Initial Interest Confusion–Agdia v. Xia

    White-on-White Trademark Usage Might Constitute Initial Interest Confusion–Agdia v. Xia
    Are we really litigating trademark references in white-on-white text in 2017??? Yes, we are, and yes, the whole case is a throwback to the mid-2000s (e.g., the 2008 Venture Tape case)–with effects that would be comical if they…
  • Aug 15

    LinkedIn Enjoined From Blocking Scraper–hiQ v. LinkedIn

    LinkedIn Enjoined From Blocking Scraper–hiQ v. LinkedIn
    hiQ Labs has scraped LinkedIn public profiles for several years. hiQ offers two products, entirely predicated on LinkedIn-scraped data: (1) a prediction to employers which employees were mostly likely to be recruited away, and (2) a summary…
Rank this Week: 103

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 21

    Will public sector union agency fees survive Gorsuch?

    Will public sector union agency fees survive Gorsuch?
    The Economist reports: The dispute revisits a question the Supreme Court answered 40 years ago in Abood v City of Detroit Board of Education: whether public-sector unions may charge a fee to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Aug 21

    Hal S. Scott makes the case for allowing mandatory arbitration of securities claim

    Hal S. Scott makes the case for allowing mandatory arbitration of securities claim
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  • Aug 21

    How dangerous is passive investing

    How dangerous is passive investing
    Many things that are useful to individuals prove harmful when viewed from a society-wide perspective. Are passively managed indexed mutual funds one? A friend of the blog sent along a link to this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 104

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
  • Aug 22

    2017 Securities and M&A Litigation Mid-Year Review

    2017 Securities and M&A Litigation Mid-Year Review
    As we previewed in our 2016 Year in Review, several significant developments in the federal securities laws occurred during the first half of 2017. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Securities Act’s repose period is not subject to…
  • Aug 22

    Governance through Shame and Aspiration: Index Creation and Corporate Behavior in Japan

    Governance through Shame and Aspiration: Index Creation and Corporate Behavior in Japan
    There is growing interest in using stock indexes to shape corporate behavior and the standards of corporate governance. Over the past weeks, two of the largest index providers—S&P Dow Jones and FTSE Russell—announced their…
  • Aug 22

    Delaware Court of Chancery Extends Business Judgment Protection to Control Shareholders Selling to a Third Party

    Delaware Court of Chancery Extends Business Judgment Protection to Control Shareholders Selling to a Third Party
    In 2014, the Delaware Supreme Court ruled that a control stockholder buying out the public minority interest could achieve the safe haven of business judgment review, provided that the controller structured the transaction to provide certain…
Rank this Week: 105

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: 106

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    Short Take: “Your Honor” Knows No Gender

    Short Take: “Your Honor” Knows No Gender
    Dr. SJ and I were married by Acting Supreme Court Justice Levitan. The judge’s first name was Shirley, and we were friends. She had invited me to call her by her first name outside the courtroom, but I never did. She was always Judge…
  • Aug 22

    Tuesday Talk: Sinking The Robert E. Lee

    Tuesday Talk: Sinking The Robert E. Lee
    There is bit of controversy about the removal of statues honoring the confederacy. Is it southern heritage or an homage to slavery installed during the Reconstruction and civil rights era. Is it a slippery slope, with Maryland removing…
  • Aug 21

    Short Take: How To Antifa Right

    Short Take: How To Antifa Right
    He’s a visiting prof at Dartmouth at the moment, but he’s no kid.* That explains the remarkable similarity in appearance between Mark Bray’s “The Antifa Handbook” and Wobbly pamphlets of yore. The guy knows…
Rank this Week: 107

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    "Do You Miss Me Yet?" - Reestablishing the Corporate Librarian

    "Do You Miss Me Yet?" - Reestablishing the Corporate Librarian
    It almost never fails when I run into someone I used to work with. The conversation starts with "Hey... how's the law library world? It's gotta be tough with all those books being online now." (The implication being "aren't you worried about…
  • Aug 10

    “How Do You Document Real Life When Real Life Is Getting More Like Fiction Every Day? ”

    “How Do You Document Real Life When Real Life Is Getting More Like Fiction Every Day? ”
    I recently started a new job in a different building in downtown Toronto. I left law firms after working in firms for almost 15 years. Afraid I would miss law firm life, I thought binge watching Suits, would help remind me of my previous…
  • Aug 3

    Convergence Initiatives and Panel Programs — What If The Data Says We're Wrong?

    Convergence Initiatives and Panel Programs — What If The Data Says We're Wrong?
    Self-reflection can easily become self-delusion. I’m either about to write something that runs counter to my own vested interests, or I’m preemptively defending those interests from unfriendly empirical evidence. I don’t…
Rank this Week: 108

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Aug 7

    Judge Shadur is Retiring

    Judge Shadur is Retiring
    Effective September 1, 2017, Senior Judge Milton Shadur will retire from the N.D. Illinois bench. Judge Shadur was appointed by President Carter and has served as a federal judge on the Northern District bench for 37 years. Chief Judge…
  • Jul 31

    Trademark May Protect Non-Functional Elements of an Expired Patent

    Trademark May Protect Non-Functional Elements of an Expired Patent
    Solo Cup Operating Corp. v. Lollicup USA, Inc., No. 16 C 8041, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. May 17, 2017) (Lefkow, J.). Judge Lefkow granted plaintiff Solo Cup’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss several of defendant Lollicup’s…
  • Jul 28

    Summary Judgment of Invalidity Based Upon a Naked License Requires a High Burden

    Summary Judgment of Invalidity Based Upon a Naked License Requires a High Burden
    Bodum USA, Inc. v. A Top New Casting, Inc., No. 16 C 2916, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. May 10, 2017) (Kennelly, J.). Judge Kennelly denied defendant A Top’s motion for summary judgment based upon plaintiff Bodum’s alleged…
Rank this Week: 109

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Aug 18

    Faculty Position - Richmond

    Faculty Position - Richmond
    Richmond is seeking to fill slots in the corporate area. See notice below: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill three tenure-track positions for the 2018-2019 academic year, including one in corporate/securities law.…
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting
    CALL FOR PAPERS AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that analyze the question of access to…
  • Apr 4

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation
    Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: Call for Papers UCLA School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Richmond School of Law, Boston University School of Law, and University of Illinois College of Law,…
Rank this Week: 110

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Apr 25

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru
    Today, we must be reminded of the value of political freedom and the right to protest when it is repeatedly brutally offended by government authorities in Russia and Belarus.
  • Apr 18

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance
    We should be warned to not only protect our physical human rights, but also the privacy of our virtual spaces and communication via technology. I draw attention to recent cases of unlawful surveillance and cyberattacks by governments…
  • Apr 11

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue
    By Ella Shen A few weeks ago, Amnesty International, along with other international organizations, has expressed heavy concern over the possibility of danger, including torture amongst other human rights violations, to journalist Khudoberdi…
Rank this Week: 111

CAAFlog

CAAFlog

Covers military justice appellate practice.

http://caaflog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 27

    You can’t prosecute a machine

    You can’t prosecute a machine
    o it’s not a military justice story… yet. Over at Opinio Juris they’re talking about the brand new DoD Directive 3000.09 dated November 21, 2012: Autonomy in Weapon Systems. 4. POLICY. It is DoD policy that:
  • Nov 27

    CAAF issues order to AFCCA in Carter

    CAAF issues order to AFCCA in Carter
    CAAF today issued this order to AFCCA arising from the second petition for extraordinary relief in Carter v.
  • Nov 27

    Top Ten Military Justice Stories Time Again

    Top Ten Military Justice Stories Time Again
    Going to try something novel this year.  I am taking noinations for the Top Ten Military Justice Stories of 2012.  Leave comments on this post or on our Facebook page, here, with your nominations.  Much like all those reality shows, the…
Rank this Week: 112

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: 113

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    Stipulated preservation order in Malibu v Doe 16 cv 1325 SDNY

    Stipulated preservation order in Malibu v Doe 16 cv 1325 SDNY
    After some negotiation, the parties entered into a stipulated preservation order in Malibu Media v. Doe, a Southern District of New York case: January 27, 2017, Stipulated Preservation Order, Hon. Jesse M. Furman, District Judge Ray…
  • Aug 24

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted
    In Malibu Media v. Doe, EDNY 15-3504, Judge Locke has denied the defendant's motion to quash, and lifted the stay on all of the EDNY Malibu Media cases, which had all been consolidated. The Court accepted the representations of plaintiff's…
  • Jun 16

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo
    The US Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit has overturned those parts of the District Court's rulings which were in favor of the plaintiff record companies in Capitol Records v. Vimeo. The Court decided three major issues under the…
Rank this Week: 114

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
  • Apr 3

    The Houston Open at a Crossroads Again

    The Houston Open at a Crossroads Again
    With Shell Oil Company pulling out as the Houston Open’s title sponsor after a successful 26-year run, the Houston Golf Association finds itself in an all too familiar position — what must be done to make the venerable tournament…
  • Feb 13

    The Astrodome, Trade-offs and the Public’s Revolt

    The Astrodome, Trade-offs and the Public’s Revolt
    Who would have ever thought that the combination of hosting a Super Bowl and dealing with the question of what to do with the Astrodome is teaching us a valuable lesson in economic trade-offs and the declining importance of the ……
  • Jan 19

    My Jeff Bagwell Story

    My Jeff Bagwell Story
    Astros legend Jeff Bagwell was finally elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, something that I pointed out should have been a no-brainer over a decade ago. But Hall of Fame voting is not always rational or even well-informed, so ……
Rank this Week: 115

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 116

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Aug 22

    Resident Found in Elevator

    Resident Found in Elevator
    MSN reported the horrific neglect of Isaak Komisarchik who was allowed to walk away from his nursing home.  On the afternoon of July 5, Komisarchik was seen in his nursing home, wearing pajama pants and a gray and white striped…
  • Aug 21

    ABA Position on Forced Arbitration

    ABA Position on Forced Arbitration
    The National Law Review had an article about the American Bar Association’s views on forced arbitration in nursing home admission contracts.  “In a recent letter, the American Bar Association (ABA) advocates for the Centers…
  • Aug 21

    SavaSeniorCare Facility Shut Down

    SavaSeniorCare Facility Shut Down
    Beginning Sept. 11, the Brian Center Center Health and Rehabilitation, a for-profit facility owned and operated by national chain SavaSeniorCare will no longer provide services for those with Medicare and Medicaid because it failed to…
Rank this Week: 117

idealawg

idealawg

Law practice information and ideas. From Stephanie West Allen of Allen & Nichols Production.

http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/
Rank this Week: 118

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 119

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
Rank this Week: 120

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Jan 7

    U.S. charges ex-Haiti coup leader with drug trafficking conspiracy | Reuter

    U.S. charges ex-Haiti coup leader with drug trafficking conspiracy | Reuter
    The leader of a 2004 coup that toppled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and who had been wanted for more than a decade by U.S. authorities, was charged on Friday in the United States with engaging in drug trafficking and money…
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
Rank this Week: 121

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 122

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: 123

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

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

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Aug 18

    NCL Cancels Right Wing "Rebel" Cruise

    NCL Cancels Right Wing "Rebel" Cruise
    Yesterday, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) canceled a cruise organized by a Canadian media group, Rebel Media, in response to pressure from an anti-racist organization. The "Rebel Cruise" was touted by Canadian media personality and…
  • Aug 17

    "Speed Restrictions" Plague Allure of the Sea

    "Speed Restrictions" Plague Allure of the Sea
    Several Royal Caribbean customers have reported that propulsion issues which the Allure of the Seas experienced several years ago have returned and will interfere with the cruises which are scheduled in the future. One guest sent us an email…
  • Aug 15

    Cruise Lines Return to Acapulco Amidst Violence

    Cruise Lines Return to Acapulco Amidst Violence
    Yesterday, two articles about Acapulco caught my attention due to the widely different headlines and photographs of the former popular tourist destination. The Los Angeles Times featured a beautiful photo in its article…
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Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi bring us their and their guests views on a variety of hot legal topics. Part of the Legal Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • Aug 18

    Presidential Pardon Power

    Presidential Pardon Power
    According to Article II, Section 2, of the United States Constitution, the president "shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.” With the recent investigation…
  • Aug 4

    President Trump’s Proposed Ban on Transgender Service Member

    President Trump’s Proposed Ban on Transgender Service Member
    In a series of tweets on July 26th, 2017, President Trump announced that “after consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to…
  • Jul 21

    The Supreme Court’s End of Term

    The Supreme Court’s End of Term
    The Supreme Court ended its term on Monday, June 27, 2017. Decisions were handed down in a variety of cases including cases involving big corporations, church and state, voting rights, and most notably, the controversial travel ban, put forth…
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UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Aug 21

    The robots are taking over, and the legal profession is not immune

    The robots are taking over, and the legal profession is not immune
    Richard Susskind, IT adviser to the Lord Chief Justice, has spent many years looking into the future of the law. In a fascinating podcast paving the way for his new book The Future of the Professions and the updated Tomorrow’s Lawyers,…
  • Aug 20

    The Round-Up: Rights in war, Rights at work, Rights in marriage

    The Round-Up: Rights in war, Rights at work, Rights in marriage
    The mother of a British soldier who was killed in a roadside bomb while on duty in Iraq has received an apology from Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon. Sue Smith’s son, Pte Phillip Hewett, died while travelling on patrol in a lightly…
  • Aug 18

    NHS should consider protein-control treatment for PKU child

    NHS should consider protein-control treatment for PKU child
    SB, R (on the application of NHS England) [2017] EWHC 2000 – read judgment The High Court has quashed a decision by NHS England refusing to fund the drug Kuvan for a young boy who has a condition inhibiting his ability to digest…
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Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

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

    Judge Denies Motion for Continuance Based on Eclipse

    Judge Denies Motion for Continuance Based on Eclipse
    Hey, it was worth a shot.        Related StoriesWhy the “Six Ways Buzzfeed” Brief Is Less Than AmazingGood News: The “Motion to Spread Death” Was DeniedWait—Which One of…
  • Aug 18

    Snake-Mailing Rules Revisited

    Snake-Mailing Rules Revisited
    No matter how many stamps you use, snakes aren't mailable.        Related StoriesBill Would Protect Climate-Change Deniers From Discrimination“Crafty Science” and the LawBill Would Provide…
  • Aug 14

    Juggalos Will March on Washington in September

    Juggalos Will March on Washington in September
    It'll be a loosely organized, non-traditional hybrid demonstration in support of Juggalo rights.        Related StoriesO.J. Simpson: “I've Spent a Conflict-Free Life”Johnny Depp Allegedly…
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ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
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Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Aug 18

    Food Safety Attorney Bill Marler Recognized as One of The Best Lawyers in America

    Food Safety Attorney Bill Marler Recognized as One of The Best Lawyers in America
    Seattle-based food safety advocate and attorney Bill Marler has been listed among The Best Lawyers in America©. The 24th edition of this prestigious publication was released this month. Marler, who began his career representing those…
  • Aug 18

    Papaya Salmonella Outbreak Hits 173 in 21 State

    Papaya Salmonella Outbreak Hits 173 in 21 State
    The CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections. This outbreak includes four different types…
  • Aug 17

    Raw Milk with Brucella Bacteria in Tea

    Raw Milk with Brucella Bacteria in Tea
    Texas officials say all raw milk and other unpasteurized products from K-Bar Dairy should not be consumed and should immediately be discarded because the dairy has been linked to an antibiotic-resistant strain of Brucella bacteria that has…
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TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

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

    Dyson on Risk-Reasoning in Tort

    Dyson on Risk-Reasoning in Tort
    Matthew Dyson has posted to SSRN What Does Risk-Reasoning Do in Tort Law?. The abstract provides: This chapter is a draft of the conclusion to an edited collection on how private law (particularly tort law) conceives of risk, generates…
  • Aug 16

    Sharkey on Data Breach Claims and the Economic Loss Rule

    Sharkey on Data Breach Claims and the Economic Loss Rule
    Cathy Sharkey has posted to SSRN Can Data Breach Claims Survive the Economic Loss Rule?. The abstract provides: Data security breach cases are fertile ground to explore the impact of the economic loss rule and to challenge the conceptual…
  • Aug 15

    Lawyers for Civil Justice Urges Reform of MDL Procedure

    Lawyers for Civil Justice Urges Reform of MDL Procedure
    The report is here: Download DC-_641863-v1-LCJ_Request_for_Rulemaking_Concerning_MDL_cases_2017 The gist: According to Rule 1, the FRCP ‘govern the procedure in all civil actions and proceedings in the United States district courts.’ It…
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William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Mar 16

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi
    Dear Readers: This is a post I co-wrote with Joe Wallin, who has published the almost identical post here. If you are investing in early stage companies, there are certain deal terms you want. Most you probably know already: if...
  • Mar 11

    A Gift from Congress to Angel

    A Gift from Congress to Angel
    The picture here was taken by Joe Wallin, who was on a panel with me, Gary Kocher of K&L Gates, Tom Alberg of Madrona Ventures, and Dan Rosen of the Alliance of Angels, talking to the Angel Capital Association's NW...
  • Mar 3

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)
    "On a relative basis, issuances claiming the new Rule 506(c) exemption have accounted for only 2.1% of the reported capital raised pursuant to Rule 506 since becoming effective in September 2014." So reads a key finding of a report,…
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Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Aug 15

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Tiffany’s — on Costco

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Tiffany’s — on Costco
    Costco owes Tiffany more than $19 million for selling counterfeit rings https://t.co/bPj2IC2a34 pic.twitter.com/ZUjavk8TRH — Business – DM (@BusinessMarkhor) August 15, 2017 I wrote last fall that it didn’t look like…
  • Aug 14

    “Fully cooked,” like so much Boston scrod–here comes Meet the Bloggers VI!

    “Fully cooked,” like so much Boston scrod–here comes Meet the Bloggers VI!
    Originally posted 2010-04-21 20:44:33. Republished by Blog Post PromoterCribbed entirely from The TTABlog® of Beantown home-boy John “Fully cooked, yes, but still Keeping Tabs on the TTAB®” Welch: Meet the...
  • Aug 14

    Beverly Hills TM Lawyer

    Beverly Hills TM Lawyer
    Originally posted 2010-02-11 00:01:58. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor my money that can only mean Michael N. Cohen!  And now he has a blog, giving it away for free like...
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LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • Aug 21

    FERC Approves Pre-Filing Process for Port Fourchon LNG Project

    FERC Approves Pre-Filing Process for Port Fourchon LNG Project
    FERC has issued a letter approving Fourchon LNG LLC’s (Fourchon) request to begin the pre-filing environmental review process for its proposed Port Fourchon LNG export terminal project on Belle Pass in Lafourche Parish, La.…
  • Aug 21

    U.S. LNG Arrives in Lithuania

    U.S. LNG Arrives in Lithuania
    Reuters reports that a cargo of LNG from Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Cameron Parish, La. has reached Lithuania. According to Reuters, the LNG is for clients of a Lithuanian state-owned trader that are located in…
  • Aug 17

    IECA Urges Moratorium on Further Non-FTA LNG Export

    IECA Urges Moratorium on Further Non-FTA LNG Export
    Claiming that exporting LNG is “a manufacturing job destroyer” in the long run, the Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) have sent a letter to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry which “provide[s]…
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Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • May 1

    Charon to be restaurant critic….

    Charon to be restaurant critic….
    Originally posted on Charon QC:You may find this truly astonishing, but I have been invited by Della Croft, the MD of Law And More, of which more later, and Vanessa Wozniak, the Editor of the LawandMore online magazine ……to be…
  • Oct 11

    Tweet du Jour…

    Tweet du Jour…
    I really must get back to some ‘sensible’ blogging.  I shall find my Panama Hat which aids thinking while writing and do so… I note that a future prime minister and the present ‘incumbent’ are in this…
  • Oct 11

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”
    Came across this Lord Shagger nonsense while ‘perusing’ my Charon files.  I think I may have to do a few more Lord Shagger posts now that the legal year is under way.  I may even be able to do/shoehorn in some vaguely…
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Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

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

    Same-Sex Marriage Vote in Australia

    Same-Sex Marriage Vote in Australia
    From CNN: Australia could legalize same-sex marriage by as early as the end of this year, after the government announced an attempt to hold a national vote on the issue. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters on Tuesday he would...
  • Aug 21

    Lebanon Repeals Marry-Your-Rapist Law

    Lebanon Repeals Marry-Your-Rapist Law
    From The New York Times: BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanon on Wednesday repealed a law that allowed rapists to evade punishment by marrying their accusers, the latest in a string of countries in the region to reverse such provisions under…
  • Aug 20

    Scarcity of Abortion Clinics Drive Up Healthcare Cost

    Scarcity of Abortion Clinics Drive Up Healthcare Cost
    From Reuters Health: (Reuters Health) - The absence of a nearby abortion clinic drives up healthcare costs, a study of California's poor has found. Women who seek follow-up care but who don’t have a local clinic often feel compelled go...
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