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Seller Disclosure: Responsibility to Disclose Lead Paint in a Home Sale

My question involves real estate located in the State of: Alabama. Can a lawyer acting as a Agent be liable for not following Lead Base Paint Disclosure Act?
Tags: Law, Alabama, Buying, Selling and Conveying Real Estate


A Firearm That Sends A Text If It Is Moved

Journal Sentinel: My God.  Look at that thing!  Hey, I still haven’t heard any takers to my hard hats and ketchup challenge.
Tags: Military, Gun Control, Smart Guns


Help

My question involves real estate located in the State of: Alabama. Can a lawyer acting as a Agent be liable for not following Lead Base Paint Disclosure Act?
Tags: Law, Alabama, Buying, Selling and Conveying Real Estate


Land Contracts: Can a Seller on a Contract for Deed Make You Buy Insurance in His Name

My question involves insurance law for the state of: Alabama. If I have Warrant of Deed Contact can my seller/landlord make me pay insurance for house but the insurance and his name?
Tags: Law, Alabama, Buying, Selling and Conveying Real Estate


Home Insurance: Help

My question involves insurance law for the state of: Alabama. If I have Warrant of Deed Contact can my seller/landlord make me pay insurance for house but the insurance and his name?
Tags: Law, Alabama, Insurance Law


Business Ownership: Use of Personal Property in Business (LLC and Partnership)

My question involves business law in the state of: Washington. My wife and I are considering starting a business in the form of a LLC with both of us (and nobody else) as members. This would be an extension of our hobbys so we are looking to use some of the personal assets we have right now (equipment, tools, intellectual property) to achieve the business goals. In parallel, we’d like to continue using the same equipment for personal, non-commercial reasons (fun! :)). Is use of personal assets ...
Tags: Law, Washington, Business Law, Business LLC


Court of Appeal Materials on Greenhouse Gas Challenge

On Sept. 14, 2018, the Government of Ontario announced a challenge to the federal government’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, which will have significant economic and environmental implications, irrespective of how it is decided. A statement of particulars was required by this date, and the province specified that the Act creates an unconstitutional tax because it is ultra vires of the federal government, and contravenes s. 53 of the Constitution Act, 1867. The full arguments are availabl...
Tags: Law, Court of appeal, Ontario, Supreme Court of Canada, Ontario Court of Appeal, Justice Issues


"I am providing this factual account of what happened on Friday afternoon at the Lincoln Memorial to correct misinformation and outright lies being spread about my family and me."

Writes Nick Sandmann, in a statement published at CNN:I am the student in the video who was confronted by the Native American protestor. I arrived at the Lincoln Memorial at 4:30 p.m. I was told to be there by 5:30 p.m., when our busses were due to leave Washington for the trip back to Kentucky. We had been attending the March for Life rally, and then had split up into small groups to do sightseeing.When we arrived, we noticed four African American protestors who were also on the steps of the Li...
Tags: Europe, Protest, Law, Washington, Kentucky, Native Americans, Catholics, Lincoln Memorial, Phillips, Covington, United States Marines, Ann Althouse, Insults, Racial Politics, Fake News, Covington Catholic


Rostron & Levit's guide to submitting to law reviews, updated again

They asked me to share the announcement, which I'm happy to do: We just updated our charts about law journal submissions, expedites, and rankings from... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, Rostron, Levit


The Latest Front In Russian Infiltration: America’s Right-Wing Homeschooling Movement

Via Pat Hines, Think Progress: The group and its origins sound innocuous enough. But the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) — a right-wing group founded 36 years ago — has deepened connections between America’s religious right and Russians even as the latter have been sanctioned by the United States, according to a ThinkProgress investigation. By networking with Russians, the HSLDA — now America’s largest right-wing homeschooling association — has provided the Kremlin with a new avenu...
Tags: Politics, Russia, America, Ukraine, Military, United States, Moscow, Home Schooling, Lgbtq, Kremlin, St Petersburg, John Dewey, Horace Mann, Pat Hines, Home School Legal Defense Association HSLDA, HSLDA


Custody and Visitation Issues: What Are My Options if My Ex Keeps Making False Police Calls

My question involves a child custody case from the State of: MO I'm posting this under custody and visitation because the calls typically involve our custody schedule and the children. My ex calls the police whenever I don't do what he wants. For example, he wanted me to switch days recently and I politely said I couldn't (which was true - we had something planned). He stated that if I did not show up at his home with the kids, he'd assume something was wrong and notify the police. I said, "Th...
Tags: Law, Child Custody, Cps, Support And Visitation


Non Sequiturs: 01.20.19

* Adam Feldman explores the possible effect on the Supreme Court of replacing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a staunch conservative -- e.g., Judge Amy Coney Barrett. [Empirical SCOTUS] * Speaking of SCOTUS, here's Ilya Somin's read of the tea leaves in Knick v. Township of Scott, an important Takings Clause case.  [Volokh Conspiracy / Reason] * Stephen Embry disagrees with Joe Patrice's suggestion that junior lawyers are going extinct, but Embry acknowledges the major effect that technology ...
Tags: Technology, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Congress, Washington, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Government Shutdown, Shutdown, Litigators, Bill Of Rights, Michael Cohen, Adam Feldman, The Hill, Grady, Embry


From Divorce To Disbarment

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has suspended an attorney pending final discipline based on his New York disbarment. Zappin was suspended on an interim basis based upon discipline imposed in New York. The First Department had applied collateral... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: New York, Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, First Department, Zappin


Stayed Suspension For Premature Taking Of Personal Representative Fees

The Missouri Supreme Court has a summary of a bar discipline decision The chief disciplinary counsel’s office seeks discipline for an attorney’s conduct while serving as the personal representative of an estate in a probate case. In a decision written... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Missouri Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Bar Announces Florida Discipline Sanctions

The Florida Bar announced disciplinary sanctions in a number of matters. Highlights Peter Dale Fellows, 1031 Ives Dairy Road, Suite 228, Miami, disbarred effective 30 days from a December 4 court order. (Admitted to Practice: 1999) In one matter, Fellows... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Florida, Law, Miami, Florida Bar, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


We Have Met the Problem. Guess Who?

Here is chapter I contributed to the Hackademic 2018 book, Anti-Social Media?: The Impact on Journalism and Society. I’ve used various ideas in this in other posts recently. I’m leaving the British  spelling because it just might make me seem smarter.  In all the urgent debate about regulating, investigating, and even breaking up internet companies, we have lost sight of the problem we are trying to confront: not technology but instead human behaviour on it, the bad acts of some (small)...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Publishing, Germany, Uncategorized, Eu, Spain, Society, Silicon Valley, Luther, BetaWorks, John Borthwick, Google News, New York University, Erasmus


Termination: Neighbors Are Telling Buyers That Land is No Good. What Do I Do

My question involves real estate located in the State of: Pennsylvania
Tags: Law, Real Estate Ownership And Title


"I used to love to watch her dance the Grizzly Bear/I guess she's gone to Frisco, to dance it there..."

There really is a dance called the Grizzly Bear, which I didn't know until yesterday, though I've heard the lyric quoted in the post title hundreds of times. "Grizzly Bear" by The Youngbloods was in the stack of singles next to my record player in the 1960s. I happened to play this video of it:Before they play the song, Dick Clark interviews Jesse Colin Young about it, and he says: "I'm a ragtime freak, and... this is about a dance in the 1890s called the Grizzly Bear where people used to hug ea...
Tags: Law, Censorship, America, San Francisco, Turkey, History, Dancing, New York Times, Smokey Robinson, Npr, Wilson, Frisco, Woodrow Wilson, Lance, Dick Clark, Curtis Mayfield


Rat magnet.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Rats, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade


Perspective on black knife crime | Letters

The causes of stabbings in the black community cannot be understood from intellectual or prejudicial positions, argues Julian Lee, while Nick Moss thinks widely used definitions of such crimes are part of the problem. Plus letters from Alan Clark and Linda MarriottIt is acknowledged that columnists like Afua Hirsch (Rod Liddle is wrong about black deaths, 16 January) write stuff that is a reflection of their views; what is harder to accept is when those views are informed only by intellectual or...
Tags: London, Crime, Police, Race, Communities, Society, UK News, Young People, Gangs, Knife crime, Liddle, Hirsch, Alan Clark, Julian Lee, Nick Moss, Linda MarriottIt


The Unfinished Business of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | Imam Zaid Shakir

During these days many in this country are commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., born January 15, 1929. While most remember Dr. King for his soaring oration, symbolized by his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered before a sweltering throng at the Lincoln Memorial, August 28, 1963, Dr. King was far more than a moving orator. He was a formidable intellectual, an effective organizer and a passionate advocate for the freedom of his people. These qualities combined with...
Tags: Politics, Leadership, Iraq, India, Religion, Evil, Society, War, Chicago, Afghanistan, Military, United States, Palestine, Islam, Civil Rights, Manhattan


This week at the court

The Supreme Court will release orders from the January 18 conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday at 10 a.m. The justices will meet next for their February 15 conference. The calendar for the February sitting, which will begin on Tuesday, February 19, is available on the Supreme Court’s website. The post This week at the court appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, This Week at the Court


“If you’re football, hockey or soccer, the insurance business doesn’t want you.”

Not just football in its various forms with its known concussion dangers, but other games too face an insurance drought, especially as regards youth participation: “Overall, I think that there is a real threat to the viability of contact sports.” [Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada, ESPN] Tags: football, schools, sports
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Football, Sports, Schools, Steve Fainaru, Mark Fainaru Wada


"Scott Adams apologizes for believing @CNN about the Covington Catholic Boys fake news."

Oh, well, this is interesting... Scott Adams apologizes for believing @CNN about the Covington Catholic Boys fake news. With coffee. https://t.co/Izg0tq4YkB — Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) January 20, 2019 ... because I realize that my idea of what happened — which you're jumping on me about in the comments to the previous post — was influenced by listening to what Scott Adams said about it yesterday...So do I need to apologize for believing Scott Adams? Not exactly. My post — "The man in the ...
Tags: Law, Cnn, Native Americans, Catholic, Madison, Defamation, Apologies, Smiling, Adams, Scott, Scott Adams, Mueller, MSM, Ann Althouse, Obama rhetoric, EDH


What I Learned About Innovation from Practicing Law

For some years I was a litigation attorney, and much of my work revolved around courtroom rules of evidence. I appreciate these rules; they make rational sense to me. These days I help companies innovate successfully and gain market traction. When interacting with non-attorneys, however, I see these rules of evidence being violated at the ...
Tags: Law, Innovation, Legal Profession, Innovation Process


Florida Sanctions Announced By Bar

The Florida Bar announced disciplinary sanctions in a number of matters. Highlights Peter Dale Fellows, 1031 Ives Dairy Road, Suite 228, Miami, disbarred effective 30 days from a December 4 court order. (Admitted to Practice: 1999) In one matter, Fellows... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Florida, Law, Miami, Florida Bar, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Consent Suspension For Alford Plea To Negligent Injuring

The Louisiana Supreme Court has accepted a three-year consent suspension of an attorney who entered an Alford plea to negligent injuring. The Advocate reported on the criminal charges A Prairieville man is accused of attempted murder after repeatedly ramming his... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Louisiana Supreme Court, Alford, Prairieville, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Burdens Of Management

The Vermont Supreme Court approved the imposition of private discipline as proposed by a Panel of its Professional Conduct Board for a managing partner's mismanagement of the firm trust account. The attorney has practiced for 34 years and is the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Vermont Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


The man in the middle.

"It was an aggressive display of physicality. They were rambunctious and trying to instigate a conflict. We were wondering where their chaperones were. He was really trying to defuse the situation."Said Chase Iron Eyes, an attorney with the Lakota People’s Law Project, quoted in "'It was getting ugly': Native American drummer speaks on the MAGA-hat-wearing teens who surrounded him" (WaPo).I am touched by the charity of "They were rambunctious." But I'm only guessing at what the video sounds like...
Tags: Law, Senate, Metaphor, Teenagers, Mouse, Ted Cruz, Ayn Rand, Wisconsin, Native Americans, Rats, Blood, Hats, Green Eggs, Meade, Ann Althouse, Emotional Politics


"Sharks and Minnows in the War on Drugs: A Study of Quantity, Race and Drug Type in Drug Arrests"

The title of this post is the title of this important new article authored by Joseph Kennedy, Isaac Unah and Kasi Wahlers now available via SSRN. Here is its abstract: Conventional wisdom has it that in the war on drugs you have to catch small fish in order to catch big fish.  But what if the vast majority of drug arrests were for very small fish, and disproportionately brown ones at that?  This Article is the first to conclusively establish that the war on drugs is being waged primarily agains...
Tags: Law, Douglas A Berman, Joseph Kennedy Isaac Unah, Kasi Wahlers



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