We had 151 posts hit The LexBlog Network on what, today, was the warmest day of the year in Seattle. Not only did the sun bring an absolutely gorgeous afternoon, but also a Mariners win. Onto the posts. Today, Daniel Clement has a very interesting post on same sex marriage and its impact on the New York economy.
The biggest legal news of the day comes from Kentucky v. King, where the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling that will have major implications on searches and seizures. On The LexBlog Network, Anthony Lake of the Federal Criminal Defense Blog has a great breakdown of the case. Total posts on the Network today: 153.
Returning from the Montana sun to another gray Seattle day, we have 155 posts on The LexBlog Network today. As I look up and down the list, trying to find a common theme, there really isn’t one as we have posts coming from a wide selection of topics: intellectual property law, ERISA and class actions, nursing homes, foreclosures, international crime and more.
What’s really the benefit of producing an “App”? For so many companies and the lackluster products they produce, the “Hey, look who has an app!” stories seem to generate more buzz than the actual application itself. It remains to be seen if the Department of Labor’s wage and hour tracking app, which we mentioned yesterday, will prove to be useful but at this point it’s certainly getting a lot of coverage. Today, Jennifer Gokenbach examines the app’s potentially positive effects for employers. Total posts on The LexBlog Network today: 158.
I’m not sure we’ve ever started off a week with as much momentum as we have this one, as yesterday’s 175 posts are followed-up by 177 more posts on The LexBlog Network today. As I’ve seen discussed by multiple publications today, the Department of Labor has launched a smartphone ‘App’ to track employee time and compute wages; Josh Kirkpatrick of Littler has the story.
I’m not sure what it is, but Mondays always seem to be a bit busier than normal on The LexBlog Network. Now, why do I say that? Because today saw 175 posts come across the wire. Offering insight on a much-discussed case, Justinian Lane examines a $322 million asbestos verdict where “one of the defendants engaged in a cost-benefit analysis that concluded it was OK to give people cancer as long as the profit exceeded the cost of the ensuing lawsuits.” Awful.
It’s just a little bit ridiculous that it’s already May, but as we in Seattle inch our way towards summer one sunny weekend at a time, The Lexblog Network sees six new publications make their debuts. Within that bunch, be sure to look at the first on this list, which is a project we at LexBlog are particularly proud of. This publication has been in the works for a few months and it’s great to see if off and running.
Today’s posts on the LexBlog Network are an eclectic mix of case studies, regulatory updates, and business advice. My personal favorites include an examination of an independent contractor case by Mark Tabakman, and Russell Jackson has an amusing take on an environmental group’s new legal strategy. Enjoy!
It’s a beautiful, sunny day across the Pacific Northwest, and a busy day for the writers in the LexBlog Network. Max Kennerly, of Litigation & Trial, has an interesting post on the competing interests in elder abuse litigation and research, and Joe Rosenbaum discusses celebrity endorsements on his blog, Legal Bytes.
The final week in April concludes with a sunny afternoon in Seattle and four new publications joining The LexBlog Network. Amongts the group, we have two Midwestern firms debuting their first blogs: Flynn & Sullivan, P.C. and Taft Stettinius & Hollister. Have a great weekend, everyone.