Friday, June 30, 2006

Certified. The Second Circuit has certifed the quesiton of whether an NASD employee terminations form, a Forum U-5, is subject to an absolute or a qualified privilege in a libel action. The decision in Rosenberg v. Metlife, Inc. can be found here.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

And the nominee is . . . Well, President Bush has nominated Debra Ann Livingston for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. See here for more info.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Nondischargeable. The Second Circuit, in Ball v. A.O. Smith Corp., has held that a judgment of sanctions entered against a lawyer under 28 U.S.C. 1927 and Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is a non-dischargeable debt for "willful and malicious injury by the debtor to another" for purposes of Bankruptcy Code 523(a)(6).

The decision in that case can be found here.

Monday, June 05, 2006

New Legal Blog. And this one is pretty new, having started in April. Say hi to Susan McDonald and her Legal Research and Writing Blog in which she blogs about legal research and writing. Susan is a Nashville, Tennessee attorney. Welcome to the

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Letters of Marque. For the last three years, I have been enjoying Letters of Marque, the blog of law student, Heidi Bond. As I've mentioned, Heidi is no longer a law student, and I gather that she will not be blogging for the foreseeable future, certainly not while she is clerking for Judge Alex Kozinski. So I'm taking the blog off my blogroll. At present, the blog is empty. While there is a second blogger, L, from what I gather, he or she (we don't know which) is not a law student.